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Brain Ct Scan
I am 21 years old female.I have my all test clear echo,ecg,Brain Ct scan etc when i was 16.Now i have heart palpitaions and worried.GAs issue is also.
Discuss with doc: These are issues that the internet will never solve. You need to discuss your concerns with your doc. If you are obsessed with your health an exam & some tests may be needed but a life coach to help you understand & manage stressors that are part of the process. ...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
Very safe in general: A plain ct scan really only caries the risk of a fairly modest radiation exposure, so we typically only start to worry about this for people who get many cts in a single year. If it is being done with intravenous contrast, then there is a risk of allergic reaction to the iodine, as well as some risk of kidney damage in those with underlying kidney risk factors (eg elderly, diabetes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recieved brain CT scan results they say incomplete fat suppression can some one please explain this. Thanks for your reply?
Technical finding: I am going to assume that you had an MRI rather than ct. Incomplete fat suppression has nothing to do with anything in your body or you as a patient. "fat suppression" is a technique used in MRI to make the images appear a certain way. It is often technically difficult to obtain complete suppression so we as radiologists refer to this finding as "incomplete fat suppression." i hope this helps. ...Read more
AVM grades: Avms are graded by their size, location and vascular structure. To determine the grade of your avm you ned to have a digital subtraction angiogram. An mra will not do. Once the grade is established the treatment can be determined. Treatment can range from surgery to embolization with polymers to radiosurgery. Often a combination of of these may be used. Get the angiogram and discuss the options. ...Read more
I have constant pressure in my head. It feels like my head is in a vice and something is eating my brain. CT scan was negative. Please help. ?
Unusual : See your neurologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ray machine, taking images from multiple directions to make a picture. Contrast agents, usually injected into a vein as part of both MRI and ct, have risks as well, however they are very low, well known and easily avoided or managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a high resolution brain CT scan which came back 100% normal, would this have shown any anyuresms or tumors? I'm scared
I have anxiety and am going to see a neurologist . I had a brain CT scan last year and it was clear . Will I need another one?
I'm 18. I ordered a brain CT scan for the 2nd time for dizziness, should I go ahead and do it or call back and try to get an MRI instead?
I got brain CT scan done 2 yrs ago.It's a migraine only.Took sibelium tab for 30 days.Migraine stopped after 2 yrs i got it once now.What to do now?
See your doctor: Please see your doctor and get a complete history and physical to see if there are other concerning findings. Then work with your doctor to confirm a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Headaches are quite common with many effective treatments, but if there is suspicion of something more serious, further evaluation with imaging or a consultation with a neurologist may be appropriate. ...Read more
I've had 2 lung ct scans (1 this AM) w/ contrast & 1 brain ct scan within 2 years. I'm 27. Is there anything I can do to minimize radiation? Diet?
Limit testing: only have tests needed to make treatment decisions, as recommended by your physician. ...Read more
Do i need to worry about a brain tumor caused by a 2 brain CT scan radiation i got 3 years ago if I have some dizziness now
im 27 years old help me ?
Get checked,,,: You should get your dizziness checked out but at your age it's highly unlikely to be a brain tumor even with your history of ct scans. It's likely due to another possible cause, like lack of hydration, or sleep or too much lethargy/drowsy inducing medication. Still get checked if you're worried, but keep in mind one of these more likely explanations. Good luck. ...Read more
Within a matter of 4 years i had 2 brain CT scans and 1 sinus CT scan, I am worried about developing cancer. Should i be alarmed with having 3 in 4 yr?
see below: Radiation exposure to head can lead to cancer and it is dose related. Children who have received high dose radiation therapy for head and neck cancer can develop an unrelated form of cancer later on in life. The dosage from ct scan is much lower and the risk is very small. There is no need to be alarmed, do try to avoid more ct scans unless it is absolutely necessary. Mri scan has no radiation. ...Read more
Would a CT scan show cysts in the brain? If so, would a dr mention them if seen during a brain CT scan after a head injury from a car accident?
Brain CT scan shows three calcified nodular lesions with no perilesional edema in left frontal and left occipital. Largest measuring approx 5x3mm?
See comments: Not sure of your precise question, but will comment on your results. The lesions could raise a question of an old parasitic infection possibly cysticercosis, and would be well to check a stool sample for ova and parasites. Plain x-rays of your thigh muscles might show similar calcifications and confirm this diagnosis. You might benefit from an opinion from a neurologist, or infectious disease. ...Read more