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Ultrasound showing a mass but CT scan normal?

Ultrasound showing a mass but CT scan normal?

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

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Would echo scan show aortic insufficiency?

Would echo scan show aortic insufficiency?

Yes: An echocardiogram will usually show if you have significant aortic stenosis or insufficiency. ...Read more

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Regarding my CT scan results. Namely, "extensive dural calcifications", what does this mean?

Regarding my CT scan results. Namely, "extensive dural calcifications", what does this mean?

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

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My ob asked for 5 ultrasounds Dating scan Anomaly scan Anomaly scan level 2 Growth scan Colour Doppler scan Are they necessary can they be harmful?

My ob asked for 5 ultrasounds
Dating scan
Anomaly scan
Anomaly scan level 2
Growth scan
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

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Will CT scan shows thickening in kidney?

Will CT scan shows thickening in kidney?

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

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

It means: that the CT scan will be performed without the injection of intravenous contrast material. ...Read more

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

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

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What results do a CT scan actually reveals?

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

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What is bilateral renal excretion? Results reported on a CT scan.

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

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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?

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 more

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Ct scan of neck results show what?

Ct scan of neck results show what?

Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occurs in the neck. ...Read more

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Would abnormalities on a CT scan show up on an MRI test?

Would abnormalities on a CT scan show up on an MRI test?

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 more

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Reading a CT scan report. What does unopacified vasculature and decreased enhancement mean?

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

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What does "enlarged liver craniocaudad measurment 19cm. No focal abnormalities on non contrast imaging" mean?

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

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Please be kind to interprete my CT scan report: enlarged septum cavum pellucidum?

Please be kind to interprete my CT scan report: enlarged septum cavum pellucidum?

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

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The report says "impression: benign maxillofacial sinus CT scan.".What does that mean?

It means: that there are no significant abnormalities, the scan is essentially normal. ...Read more

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Would MRI scan show kidney disease?

Would MRI scan show 
kidney disease?

"Disease": "Disease, " yes; but not necessarily what type of disease. "Dense"/scarred parenchyma may still need to be biopsied to determine the actual tissue disease. On the other hand, an MRI may be a better test to assess rensl masses (eg renal cell carcinoma vs benign neoplasms). ...Read more

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Can nuclear medicine procedures affect CT scans?

Can nuclear medicine procedures affect CT scans?

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 more

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