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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
Dural calcifications: The dura is the membrane that lines the outside of the brain. Sometimes dural calcification can be an incidental finding and of no concern, especially in the elderly. It can also be associated with abnormal conditions like recurrent sub dural bleeds, hyperparathyroidism, and congenital infections. Talk to your doctor about the significance of this in your particular case. ...Read more
My ob asked for 5 ultrasounds
Anomaly scan level 2
Colour Doppler scan
Are they necessary can they be harmful?
No: There has been no convincing evidence that ultrasounds are harmful to a developing fetus. If your OB thinks they are necessary, it is a good idea to follow their advice. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Not sure: Ct with and without xray dye is a good test for some kidney problems. Not sure what you mean by thickening. Ct shows kidney stones, masses, kidney size/location ; can give a good idea of whether the kidneys are working well. Ct is also good at showing the site of blockage of urine flow, when present. ...Read more
CT W/O CONTRAST: This is a CT scan pf the body WITHOUT the need of intravenous (IV) contrast. This does not automatically mean that the study may be done without oral contrast (typically in the setting of a CT of the abdomen and pelvis). Depends on what specifically the doctor is trying to assess. ...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
Excretion is normal.: The kidneys excrete (produce, emit) urine under normal circumstances. When you have a CT scan, the contrast ('dye') you were given through your vein is excreted along with the urine from the blood stream. The 'dye' outlines your kidneys, ureters, and bladder (your 'plumbing') for the radiologist. to see. ...Read more
I have a renal ultrasound in 2 weeks. Radiologist noted hydronephrosis on my CT scan from 12/26. Will this study confirm the CT result?
Yes: Ct likely done for pain, possibly for a kidney stone which may or may not have passed. Us will show if hydronephrosis has resolved. This would be good management. Us not necessary to confirm ct diagnosed hydronephrosis if due to non-calculus (stone) obstruction like at upper ureter. Such obstruction would require a mag3 nuclear scan to quantify obstruction and need for possible corrective surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've undergone ultrasound, renal scan and CT scan. The CT scan results was 1. There is no lithiasis of hydronephrosis 2. No perirenal or periureteral.
Brief answer: Ct of chest is more accurate in detecting tumors, nodules, and lung disease. Mri /ct of chest are both good at congenital vascular and cardiac abnormalities.Ct shows coronary artery abnormalities.Ct for bone abnormalites, but MRI betterfor the marrow and soft tissue components. Certain bowel conditions can be identified with both modalities. The liver tumors and biliary system -mr. Kidneys both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does"nonspecific & therefore indeterminate parenchymal liver lesion that needs sonographic surveillance" indicates in a CT scan result?
It means: a diagnosis cannot be made at this time but follow-up with ultrasound is recommended. (N.B. a "cyst" is suspected) Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Technical: Usually during a CT scan, a contrast agent is injected intravenously. That agent is seen primarily in blood vessels. Unopacified vasculature means blood vessels which do not contain contrast, either because none was administered, or because there is diminished blood flow into those vessels. Decreased enhancement means that the area described doesn't appear in high contrast on the CT scan. ...Read more
What does "enlarged liver craniocaudad measurment 19cm. No focal abnormalities on non contrast imaging" mean?
Enlarged liver: This means your liver is larger than normal in the craniocaudad dimension (measuring from head to toe). The "normal" measurement for a liver is up to 17 cm. "no focal abnormalities" means that no liver lesion is seen on the exam, but without contrast, a lesion may be missed. ...Read more
Cavum septi pellucid: From http://neuro.Psychiatryonline.Org/article.Aspx?Articleid=100939 - enlarged cavum septi pellucidi (csp) is a neurodevelopmental anomaly associated with schizophrenia...A small csp is common in a large proportion of healthy control subjects and is therefore considered to be a "normal variant." determination of how large a csp must be in order to reflect pathology is unclear. Normal is 1-4 mm. ...Read more
It means: that there are no significant abnormalities, the scan is essentially normal. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually nuclear medicine affecting ct but the opposite. However ct scan with intravenous iodine contrast materials can affect thyroid scans and thyroid uptake. Renal GFR studies using glofil with i125 are also affected by iodine contrast of ct. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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