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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.

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

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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What are the risks of a brain CT scan?

What are the risks of a brain CT scan?

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 more

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Why do I see spots in my brain CT scan?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you are describing. I'd consult your doctor or the radiologist who read the study. ...Read more

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Would a brain CT scan usually be enough in detecting meningitis?

Would a brain CT scan usually be enough in detecting meningitis?

Spinal tap: Diagnosis of meningitis is not by ct scan, but spinal tap. Obtaining cerebrospinal fluid allows your physician to find out about severity of the meningitis, as well as help find out what organism caused it. This information is important for treatment. ...Read more

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I recieved brain CT scan results they say incomplete fat suppression can some one please explain this. Thanks for your reply?

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

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How bad is a avm in brain CT scan showed I have one ?

How bad is a avm in brain CT scan showed I have one ?

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

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Had a full brain CT scan will i get cancer in the future, should I be concerned?

Had a full brain CT scan will i get cancer in the future, should I be concerned?

Not likely: While there is no safe level of radiation exposure, it is very unlikely that the ct will measurably increase your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Which has less side effects on body especially brain, CT scan or mri?

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 more

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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 had a high resolution brain CT scan which came back 100% normal, would this have shown any anyuresms or tumors? I'm scared

MRI: Mri with and without contrast is a standard of care to rule out intracranial pathology ( anyuresms or tumors). If concerned, talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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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 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?

Brain CT scan: If you have new neurological symptoms, a brain CT may be recommended even if a normal brain CT was obtained a year ago. You may wish to discuss your anxiety with the neurologist who may offer treatment or referral to a doctor skilled in the treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more


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Ct Of Brain (Definition)

CT (a type of xray scan) of the brain normal is a test result in which a CT scan of a person's brain does not show any abnormal problems in the brain. Only some brain problems can be detected ...Read more