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Is it likely that blood tests and a CT scan could miss appendicitis?! please help

Is it likely that blood tests and a CT scan could miss appendicitis?! please help

Time, physical exam: A ct scan and blood work is very good. Over time with a physical exam your doctors will evaluate you. The ct scan is one moment in time. If you feel worse go back to emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Hida Scan (Definition)

Patient is injected intravenously with isotope tagged to chemical hida that is extracted preferentially by liver cells mimicking bile. Some of this is stored in gall bladder and some enters small bowel from common bile duct. Cholecystokinin is a natural hormone slowly injected intravenously to stimulate gall bladder contraction. Normal function has at least 50% ...Read more


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What could be wrong if a CT scan shows brain abnormalities?

What could be wrong if a CT scan shows brain abnormalities?

CT sees many things: Ct is most commonly used to look for a stroke, bleed, cancer or traumatic injury. Ct can see many other things which are too numerous to list. ...Read more

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What happens if you have an MRI scan for headaches and it reveals nothing, could a cat scan reveal something?

What happens if you have an MRI scan for headaches and it reveals nothing, could a cat scan reveal something?

It is possible,: but unless an acute intracranial bleed is a clinical consideration, very unlikely that a Head CT scan would add much value. CT of the sinuses may be helpful if sinusitis is a possibility. ...Read more

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How could this be regarding after a CT scan?

How could this be regarding after a CT scan?

Very sorry: I am very sorry, but I cannot tell what your question is. ...Read more

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How could a CT scan find an abnormality but a MRI come clean?

How could a CT scan find an abnormality but a MRI come clean?

CT/MRI: They form images based on different physical properties, so certain things may be better delineated on one or the other. CT generally has better spatial resolution, MRI better soft tissue contrast. They are subject to different types of artifacts, which might obscure something on one, but not the other. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed gastritis, should I be worried? Is it an easy fix?

Depends: Gastritis is mostly a clinical diagnosis. CT alone cannot diagnose gastritis. It can show apparent thickening of the stomach wall which may be normal or may represent gastritis or something else. Speak to your doctor to find out if your symptoms are consistent with gastritis. Usually treatment is straightforward. ...Read more

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Had a chest CT scan for breathing issues which was normal. Would you be able to see an enlarged right heart on a CT scan? I can see the heart.

Had a chest CT scan for breathing issues which was normal. Would you be able to see an enlarged right heart on a CT scan? I can see the heart.

CT: Yes you can identify enlarged heart. An MD should be able to tell you if such is the case. If you have the report and this is not mentioned there then likely not. In addition quality of study also plays an important role in saying yes or no ...Read more

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What things can be found with an abdominal/pelvic CT scan of a woman?

What things can be found with an abdominal/pelvic CT scan of a woman?

A variety: of anatomic, inflammatory, neoplastic, metabolic, functional abnormalities. The question is to broad to adequately answer. Do you have a specific symptom or concern? ...Read more

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Docs, could a CT or MRI scan be done anonymously?

Anonymous: Your medical record is confidential, other than regulatory/legal requirements, can't be released without your consent.It would be a violation of ethics and federal law. At my hospital, it is grounds for immediate termination. A legit facility won't scan you anonymously. If your doctor wants you to have a scan, if you can, go one town over where you are not known, if you are not comfortable local. ...Read more

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If doctors order a CT scan after a normal ultrasound, what is the chance that the CT scan will not be normal?

It depends: Most of the time the ct will be normal or may have some incidental findings not related to the original symptoms. ...Read more

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On a CT scan is it easy to tell a 10mm kidney stone from a tumor. Could they be mistaken?

On a CT scan is it easy to tell a 10mm kidney stone from a tumor. Could they be mistaken?

Not usually: Bobcat: a kidney stone shows up on the ct scan as a bright white spot and the density is measured to insure that it is a calcium deposit/stone. A mass/tumor can have calcifications in it, but the mass would typically be seen and not just the calcium. It may also matter whether you ct was done with and without contrast injection to be sure the stone is not obstructing the urinary tract. ...Read more

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What things can be found when doing an abdominal/pelvic CT scan in a woman?

What things can be found when doing an abdominal/pelvic CT scan in a woman?

Several things: It looks for abnormalities of bowel/solid organs, enlarged lymph nodes, kidney stones, possible areas of infection, artery/vein abnormalities, abdomen/pelvic fluid collections, uterus/ovaries/bladder, and all the surrounding muscles and bones. List of possibilities is too long to give here. ...Read more

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What kind of uterus problems can be seen on a CT scan and not an ultrasound?

Not many.: In general, US is superior to CT for most uterine pathologies. CT potentially better for defining congenital uterine anomalies and fibroid delineation, but if that is the clinical question, MRI is far superior to CT. ...Read more

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What kind of uterus problems can be seen on a CT scan and not an ultrasound?

What kind of uterus problems can be seen on a CT scan and not an ultrasound?

Not many.: In general, US is superior to CT for most uterine pathologies. CT potentially better for defining congenital uterine anomalies and fibroid delineation, but if that is the clinical question, MRI is far superior to CT. ...Read more

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What would an abdominal CT scan show that would not be seen on ultrasound of the liver/gallbladder/pancreas? My ultrasound was normal & doc wants ct.

More: The ct looks at more things in a different way than the us. Depending on your symptoms, it is just another way to evaluate for the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be mistaken for an accessory spleen in an abdominal CT scan?

Is there anything that can be mistaken for an accessory spleen in an abdominal CT scan?

Lucky you-you got 2: There is probably a long list of very rare things--but accessory (extra) spleens are not uncommon and most radiologists are comfortable is identifying them. Never know when an extra spleen might come in handy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a normal negative CT scan yet still have lymphoma or will the CT scan determine some abnormality which then leads to a biopsy?

Yes to both.: You can have an indolent lymphoma - abnormal immune cells in the lymphatic system - but in such a stage that the lymph glands aren't yet (or won't be) enlarged. The CT scan only points out glands that are enlarged or suspicious in the region that was scanned (an enlarged gland in the neck will not show up on a CT scan of the chest). Without an abnormal/enlarged gland, there's nothing to biopsy ...Read more

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Can a clear CT be wrong if patient is obese?

Can a clear CT be wrong if patient is obese?

Yes possible: The challenges facing radiology departments include difficulties in transporting patients to the department, inability to accommodate large patients on currently designed imaging equipment, and difficulties in acquiring desired image quality. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the things can be seen by doing hida scan ?

Can you tell me the things can be seen by doing hida scan ?

Many things: Liver function, bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.Hida mimics bile excretion in body.Obstructions to duct of gall bladder, main bile duct, spasm of sphincter where bile duct enters duodenum.Cystic dilatations or outpouchings of common bile duct called choledochal cysts.In infants, lack of bile ducts or biliary atresia. Sometimes bowel obstruction or malrotation.Duodenogastric reflux/bile gastritis. ...Read more

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