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Dr. Paul Slawek Dr. Slawek
Radiology
50 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. John Landi
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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


Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Is it safe to do MRI with contrast to see AVM / aneurysm if i had at CT with contrast anaphylaxis shock ? Or how can do it otherwise ? Thank a lot.

Is it safe to do MRI with contrast to see AVM / aneurysm if i had at CT with contrast anaphylaxis shock ? Or how can do it otherwise ? Thank a lot.

Different: X-ray (CT) contrast is iodine based and allergic reactions are fairly common. MRI uses Gadolinium which is completely different and allergic reactions are rare. Here is a reference: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/92774.php I'm not aware of any cross-reactivity but the radiologist supervising your study will know for sure. Mention your previous reaction to them. ...Read more

Dr. Afshine Emrani Dr. Emrani
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
24 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Can off balance dizzy for 1-2 months be early signs of aneurysms in brain? Even with MRI and CT normal?

Can off balance dizzy for 1-2 months be early signs of aneurysms in brain? Even with MRI and CT normal?

If your MRI and CT: are normal you have excluded aneurysms. Dizziness can be difficult to diagnose and is often NOT due to neurological reasons. Cardiac arrhythmias and dysautonomia can both present this way. Ask your health care provider to evaluate you for these. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Which test should be done to rule out aortic arch aneurysm?mri,ct scan or 2d echo?

All 3: tests are potentially useful, but for simply ruling out an aneurysm, CT or MRI is probably the way to go. ...Read more

Dr. J. Alex Thomas Dr. Thomas
Neurosurgery
13 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Can CT and MRI see previous strokes or tia's?

Yes, usually.: Yes, ct and MRI can see previous strokes as long as they are older than 24 hours or so (mri can see strokes acutely.) tia's, by definition, are transient and usually don't leave any evidence on scans. ...Read more

Dr. Michal Tracz Dr. Tracz
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
15 years in practice
State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
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Dr. Carlo Hatem Dr. Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
21 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Emmanuel Quaye Dr. Quaye
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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I had a minor stroke in march so small CT coudbt see it MRI found it deep in whie matter been having bad haedaches so had anther MRI now imajor how ?

I had a minor stroke in march so small CT coudbt see it MRI found it deep in whie matter been having bad haedaches so had anther MRI now imajor how ?

Blood pressure check: If the stroke was so small it could not be found on ct scan, but had to be discovered by mri, it is probably not significant to cause any symptoms. What is significant about strokes like this is that they are often related to high blood pressure. High blood pressure can also cause headaches, and may be the link to your headache. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Bellovin Dr. Bellovin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
39 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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What is the best way to check for possible ♥ condition? Pet, mri, CT or combination? How about mdct? Thank you

What is the best way to check for possible ♥ condition? Pet, mri, CT or combination? How about mdct? Thank you

Depends: If you're having symptoms such as chest pain, a stress test (or nuclear stress test) might be the best way to check you. If you're not having symptoms, but want some idea about your risk of developing heart disease, a chest ct to look for coronary artery calcium is often the way to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Can an mri-us- or CT scan see if there's something in my kidney or something. I have this constant dull right side pain. Right on the side though.?

Can an mri-us- or CT scan see if there's something in my kidney or something. I have this constant dull right side pain. Right on the side though.?

Yes: But uncertain what you have already had done. Usually would want to start with a history & physical exam with your doctor & blood & urine tests. The locations of pains do not always indicate which organ may be the cause of pains. Ultrasound can see organs, and sometimes a ct or MRI may be better. Each person's conditions may indicate which testing is best. ...Read more

Dr. Mazen Ghani Dr. Ghani
Radiology
20 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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Which is best chest CT vs chest mri?

Which is best chest CT vs chest mri?

It depends: Chest ct is more commonly used to evaluate the lungs, blood vessels, bones, and soft tissues. Chest mri, which takes longer to perform, is typically reserved for evaluation of diseases of the blood vessels (aorta, etc.), the heart, or masses that need to be further characterized. Chest ct is better at evaluating the lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Fisher Dr. Fisher
Neurology
30 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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MRI or CT scan best for diagnosing possible stroke? Mothers been having lots of major had aches.

MRI or CT scan best for diagnosing possible stroke? Mothers been having lots of major had aches.

Down, girl: Your mother's having "lots of major" had aches. What makes you jump straight to stroke from had aches? 99% of all had aches have nothing to do with strokes, tumors, bleeding, or any other serious condition. 99% of all had aches are just had aches. Even "major" had aches are usually just had aches. Your mother should see a doctor and get a diagnosis. DON'T pester the doctor for a CT or MRI. ...Read more

Dr. Emmanuel Quaye Dr. Quaye
Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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In march i had minor strok th CT couldnt see it themri found it dep in the white matter I've been havin headachesso i had MRI now its massive how?

In march i  had minor strok th CT couldnt see it themri found it dep in the white matter I've been havin headachesso i had MRI now its massive how?

Strokes can expand: If the cause of the stroke was not treated, such as blood pressure, the stroke could have expanded, or a second, bigger stroke could have occured between the time the first stroke was diagnosed and the time it was discovered to be 'massive.'. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Doctor refuses to request MRI because CT was normal. Even thought I have been have headaches since I was 6. Is he right? Or should I see other doctor?

Headaches: MRI could show some abnormalities that are not seen, or are difficult to see, on CT scan. Your doctor knows your entire clinical picture, and is in the best position to guide further testing. However, it is your right to seek a second opinion if you do not feel confident in your current doctor's care. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can MRI scan be used instead of CT scan to assess the bronciectasis b4 a possible surgery, ?Or as substitute to CT scan 2 see progress? Had CT scan b4

Can MRI scan be used instead of CT scan to assess the bronciectasis b4 a possible surgery, ?Or as substitute to CT scan 2 see progress?
 Had CT scan b4

CT only: It is obvious that you wish to avoid ionizing radiation. However MRI is difficiult in imaging lungs of low density tissue, air-tissue interfaces causing artifacts, and respiratory, cardiac, and vascular motions.These are technicalities without any control. Ct is by far the choice for imaging bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Can you see gall bladder polyps on CT or mri?

Can you see gall bladder polyps on CT or mri?

Not likely: Gallbladder polyps tend to be small & better seen on ultrasound. Maybe a dedicated mrcp could see gallbladder thickening or polyps if they were large enough. Ct scan does not see inside the gallbladder that well unless its wall is noticeably thickened. ...Read more

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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What could you see in a CT scan of the cervical spine that you could not see in an MRI?

What could you see in a CT scan of the cervical spine that you could not see in an MRI?

More bony detail: CT scans are often used to delineate bony anatomy in more detail than plain X-rays ; esp w/ 3D reconstruction.bony C- spine abnormalities and C spine fractures are better than MRI for this.Disc and nerve imponfenent, cysts etc . are better seen by MRI. Best of Luck! ...Read more

Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more