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Does CT venogram include anterior, posterior, and side views of the legs?

Does CT venogram include anterior, posterior, and side views of the legs?

Not really: A CT scan is of the whole volume of the leg. From that dataset images can be reconstructed in many planes and directions. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast means what?

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast means what?

Ct scan abdomen/pelv: It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and thats why he/she ordered the test. ...Read more

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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. ...Read more

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What are the risk of chest CT scan?

What are the risk of  chest CT scan?

Risks include....: Radiation imparted to the body as a part of the scan. 1 ct scan of the chest is the equivalent of about 5, 000 chest x-rays. This sounds like a high number, but in reality, if you only receive 1 ct scan, the overall risk of developing cancer or other complications is very low. The information gained from a ct scan versus a single chest x-ray is much greater and can aid in diagnostics. ...Read more

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Pain on palpatation in llq of abdomen at the hip bone. Have CT of ab/pelvis w&w/o contrast scheduled. What can this be ?

Various problems: This might be a soft tissue problem and these studies might not detect. An hernia is a consideration; so is an hip or sacroiliac joint disorder. A thorough physical exam is in needed. Early cancer, when it is undetected, usually does not hurt. ...Read more

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My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...Read more

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What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast?

What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast?

Risk of stroke: Depending on age and other risks, this could be caused by arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), certain autoimmune diseases associated with arterial inflammation (arteritis), certain infections (e.g. syphilis), and other conditions. Whatever the cause, the person with this finding may be at high risk for stroke. Discuss with your doctor without delay. ...Read more

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Can CT scan and MRI of pelvis and abdomen also gather images of the interior colon?

Can CT scan and MRI of pelvis and abdomen also gather images of the interior colon?

CT Colongraphy: A special ct with bowel cleansing and gentle inflation of the colon can provide an excellent view of the inside of the colon. This specific protocol is called ct colonography, and not every imaging center or hospital can perform it well. Ask about special reviewing software, and how many ct colonographies performed per week. ...Read more

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Numb lower left leg front of the calf, mild weakness, brisk reflexes. Sent for MRI of brain, tspine, cspine and lspine. Normal. Now EMG. Scared.

Numb lower left leg front of the calf, mild weakness, brisk reflexes.  Sent for MRI of brain, tspine, cspine and lspine.  Normal.  Now EMG. Scared.

MS EVALUATION: The way you classify your symptoms is worrisome. The EMG is the next step to pin down the diagnosis. You may also need a lumbar puncture if symptoms persist. Full lab work including evaluation for Lyme disease it VIT d deficiency b12 folic acid thyroid studies. Sjogrens Syndrome and Sarcoid evaluations well. If no firm diagnosis is made you may need second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a chest CT scan?

What are the risks of a chest CT scan?

If you keep it limit: There are none as long as it is without contrast . With contrast there is always a small risk of an allergic reaction. As long as the number of these scans is limited then the risks from radiation from the x-rays is very limited. ...Read more

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Ct scan of chest showed kidney stone and swelling of abdominal adrenal gland?

CT: A stone is a very common finding and often is not associated with symptoms. Swelling of the adrenal gland is usually benign and called adrenal hyperplasia. Some endocrine diseases can be associated with adrenal hyperplasia but they are not common. ...Read more

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Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

Ct pelvis=fluid in depen (penicillamine).Portion of pelvis. Mri=abnormal signal from 11mm round something in r. Upper sacrum. Pain in hip, butt, leg on r. What is it?

See your physician: You have strongly described some findings that we cannot clarify on this website. It'll be important that you discuss this thoroughly with your physician and you may need to see some other doctors and even have some biopsies and other imaging. ...Read more

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Mri results meaning?Remote area of hemorrhage posterior limb of left internal capsule on gradient echo sequence, differential considerations could in..

Mri results meaning?Remote area of hemorrhage posterior limb of left internal capsule on gradient echo sequence, differential considerations could in..

Vascular malformatio: Sounds like evidence of old blood. Possibilities include a vascualar malformation that bled and most likely is now thrombosed, anerurysm, old infarct, hypertensive hemmorrhage. ...Read more

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My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me

My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: 
       there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the 
       sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me

Bony : Bony metastatic disease refers to cancer that has spread from another site to the bone, commonly called mets; (according to this report the mets are found in the right hip (right iliac) and left fifth rib). The kidneys and soft tissue are fine. Does your dad have prostate, lung or another form of cancer? I am confused as to why you are posting this question here. His doctors should have explained the results in detail with him and the family members that are involved in his care. Please make sure all doctors involved are keeping your dad informed of all the details/results regarding his condition. Take care. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?

It depends: what kind of "dark spot" it is. If it is a benign cyst, nothing more may need to be done. If it is indeterminate, you may need a contrast enhanced ct or mri for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Ct scan of neck with contrast looks for what?

To show the cause: A ct scan of the neck can show problems with the discs, the nerve, the spine, the spinal cord and how these interact to produce pain. The contrast can differentiate things like scar from tumor etc. ...Read more

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Can't stop panicking slightly elevated d dimer clear ct and leg doppler in petrified y it was elavated never has been before?

Can't stop panicking slightly elevated d dimer clear ct and leg doppler in petrified y it was elavated never has been before?

Chill....: D-dimers are high all the time. It is a very unreliable test because it is very often high, yet no problem exists. This is what we call a non-specific test. It is high but fails to be specific why. On the other hand, it is super "sensitive" because if it's negative, then there's DEFINITELY no clot. This is nothing to be worried about. You had the better tests and they were negative! ...Read more