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Ct Of Shoulder
Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?
Yes&No: Some of the clavicle can be seen. The shoulder, not too much. CXR does see both, but is a 2Dimensional image and therefore don't see other views of the shoulder. ...Read more
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
No: The shoulder blade, chest wall and lung are in the way and the breast is unlikely to be seen at all. ...Read more
Mamagram sept 2012 ok. Have had chest CT with contrast..Chest xrays and multiple mris of spine. Would any of that reflected anything on shoulder mets?
Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?
Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more
Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Focal hypermetabolic lytic lesion tip of right scapula on PET.SUV 3.9. Can this be cause of my right shoulder pain ? didnt show up on previous CT scan
Yes,: it sounds like this lesion could potentially cause pain in the scapular region. ...Read more
I've been having severe neck pain. MRI of my neck was normal. MRI of shoulder showed a tear in the rotator cuff. Is this common cause of neck pain?
Overlapping symptoms: It turns out that the symptoms of neck and shoulder conditions overlap at least 50%. Paragraph raising the arm over the head and placing it on top of the skull will often relieve nerve type pain and make shoulder conditions feel worse. If the MRI was negative but the shoulder has a rotator cuff tear, make the distinction between a complete tear and partial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: A radiologist looks at lymph nodes, the airway, blood vessels, glands, muscles, esophagus, upper lungs, bones, epiglottis, larynx, and a portion of the brain and sinuses. This test is ideal for evaluating cancer, infection, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes, and trauma among other things. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?
Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in the shoulder, arm, and scapula as well as pain in the back while bendng the neck forward. ~3 minutes of chest CT scan, normal 2 months ago; smoker; worried about pancoast tumor. Is a repeat chest CT scan necessary?
You need a good Doct: A good doctor should be able to investigate your problems with the relevant tests. You are thinking about rare cancers. If you were a heavy smoker and over 50, then you might think about pancoast tumor but it is unlikely in your case. The pain can come from chest, bones or spinal canal/spinal cord. A good physical exam and closer look at all structures in the area of the pain should help.Diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had complete neuro,rheum,workup, normal CBC , MRI of brain and spine , MRA of neck and xrays of neck and chest. All negative. Can spinal fluid be off?
Possible !: One has to know the proper history to answer this question ! ...Read more
Unlikely: You will need ct chest i would guess. ...Read more
Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck.Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon.Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?
How much pain : Are you having? If you are in persistent pain and cannot use your shoulder or have night pain, typically the tear would be responsible and surgery might be indicated. Most docs have to see the MRI to determine need for surgery. If you have little pain and or are using the shoulder without too much problems you probably dont need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer