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Abnormal Ct Scan But Normal Mri Results
Depends: This depends on the organ of interest. This is not uncommon with the ovaries and uterus as us has an advantage. This is same with the breasts as well. As for other organs in the abdomen, sometimes it may depends on the patient's body habitus or lack of intravenous contrast/dye that some finding may not be apparent on ct. ...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
Can i exclude cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Had normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).
Sounds Good: But you need to discuss your concerns with your doctor/s. ...Read more
Whats better for diagnosing pancreatic cancer.... Ct scan or mri? I've had normal ultrasound and CT scan with contrast. Still worried.
See below: Ultrasound may evaluate the ovaries to better advantage when compared to ct. Occasional a small mass in the ovary may not be visible on ct. Also a ct study without contrast (dye) enhancement may not evaluate the ovaries well. ...Read more
Not entirely: Ct imaging is useful, but pancreatic cancer can be very difficult to visualize on ct. In fact, even in patients with known pancreatic cancer it's not unheard of for the tumor itself to be poorly or incompletely seen. If there's high suspicion, endoscopy and ultrasound are useful tests. ...Read more
Whats better for diagnosing pancreatic cancer? Ct scan or mri? 34yr male. I've had normal ultrasound and CT scan with contrast. Still worried.
CT, ERCP, MRCP: Thin-slice (3 mm) ct abdomen yields fine detail of pancreatic structures... Blood tests including tumor markers: ca-19-9, ca-15-3, and cea can alert the clinician for ca. Also, ERCP w/ ductal brushings (though its endoscopy) can search for malignancy. Finally, mrcp may add to the clinical picture, but 64-bit ct is slowly encroaching on the former's superiority. ...Read more
Imaging of your body: A ct scan uses x-rays to create a cross sectional image of the body part affected. It is particularly useful at identifying bony problems, the presence of bleeding, and hard masses. By adding an oral or intravenous contrast before the scan, additional details within soft tissues come to life on the scan. ...Read more
Incidental finding in CT: Fdg uptake suvmax3.8 in pituitary gland.subsequent MRI normal. Hormones normal. Should I be worried?
Probably OK: Some researchers use SUVmax of 4.1 before calling the pituitary abnormal. In those cases when the pituitary does have increased FDG uptake, a normal MRI will rule out at adenomas, which are usually the cause of increased activity. If the MRI was negative and you have no symptoms, then these are good signs. ...Read more
Strength of modality: Ultrasound (us) is 1st line for adnexal masses, better to say B9 or not, non-ionizing radiation. Depends if vaginal or abdominal. Ct is not as specific as us but better if non-pelvic origin, used to evaluate spread. ...Read more
Colonoscopy normal ct scan normal usg normal abdominal x ray normal all types of blood reports are no gastrits in endcpy now how to detect gi Koch's?
Not sure: What you are referring to by "gi Koch's". From your extensive testing it at least sounds like most life threatening pathologies have been ruled out. What are your bothersome symptoms? ...Read more
Ct showed heterogeneous density thyroid, ultrasound showed nothing , waiting on bloods how can that be ?
For their eyes only.: The heterogeneity of the mass may be such that it "confused" the ultrasound beams and they showed a bunch of shadows that were hard to interpret, while the CT may have shown more definition, being based on x-rays and a computer to compile the data.Of course, it's also all in the eye of the beholder and it sometimes seems like "magic" how some ultrasounds are interpreted (some CTs too, by the way!) ...Read more
Would a CT scan show gallstones because my CT scan came back clear. Also, would a CT scan combined with urine tests and blood tests detect gallstones?
Cardiac MRI, CTPA, EGC 's, echo's, Chest X-rays, PET scan, blood tests, ECG stress test. All these tests, no diagnosis. Could something been missed?
Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?
Not likely: Elevated lipase does not suggest lung cancer.If amylase is normal and all the tests you describe are normal.What that means is you do not have gall bladder disease, pancreatitis .If lipase is elevated sometimes only i will not worry follow up with your doctor/gi specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mri shows three lobulations in bone above knee. Bone scan says everything ok. How could mri and bone scan show two different results?
Different studies: The meaning of "lobulations" in the bone on an MRI study is uncertain. This may mean an osteophyte, cortical thickening, old trauma, a normal variant, or something else. The bone scan measures bone chemistry and activity such as repair of the bone. When the bone scan is normal with these findings on MRI, it means normal bone chemistry, and indicates a none serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear ct.of.abdomin, cheat xray clear, CBC great, would CT scan show a hematoma on spleen, very worried..
If the CT was: performed with intravenous contrast it will show a splenic hematoma. Without the contrast, a splenic hematoma may be difficult or impossible to detect. ...Read more
What if patient evaluated by pt dr. Shows all symptoms of sciatica but CT scan & MRI shows normal?
Spine Pain Options: This pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
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