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A 27-year-old female asked:
What could a shadow on brain ct mean? i got a ct and the results were "shadow, irregular low density area on the frontal left lobe." (i have to wait a week to get my mri, so i'm wondering if it's likely serious. i don't have any symptoms.?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Peter Nefcyanswered
Radiology 41 years experience
That is an unusual word to describe a finding in a brain CT. It may be a transcription mistake or even a scan artifact, and you should ask your Doctor that ordered the test for further explanation. There is not much to do immediately, and you should wait until you get the MRI results before worrying too much.
Reviewed May 26, 2021
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirschanswered
Phlebology 37 years experience
"Shadow" is not a term that a qualified radiologist would use in the interpretation of a CT scan of the brain. The original report needs to be reviewed. The MRI should give you more information.
Reviewed May 25, 2021
Dr. Bennett Machanicanswered
Neurology 54 years experience
Agree with colleagues, as this is not a standard reading of a brain CT report. "Shadow" is indeed nonspecific, to say the least. The "low density area" may represent prior vascular or post-traumatic result, but am just trying to read into potentials. Doubt there is any critical problem here, but MRI will likely clarify.
Answered May 26, 2021
Last updated May 26, 2021
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