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Can Ct Scan Detect Brain Tumor
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
MRI: Mri with and without contrast is more sensitive for detecting tumors that ct is.
CT not sensitive: Ct brain is a fast screening exam that is often used in the acute setting such as the emergency room. It is helpful in detecting obvious tumor and mass effect from the tumor. However, it is not sensitive in the detection of small tumor which does not produce mass effect or surrounding brain edema. Mri brain with and without contrast is the best imaging modality for detecting brain tumor.See 1 more doctor answer
Johns Hopkins site: Http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/brain_tumor/diagnosis/how-to-diagnose-brain-tumors. Html and here's a nice scan of a tumor as well.
If CT scan w&wo contrast came back normal with no brain tumor found 2 years and 7 months ago what's my risk to have one now if I have new symptoms?
Last question I promise 2 years and 7 month ago I got a CT scan with and without contrast and it was clear? D I need to still worry about brain tumor
Most: 23 year old men do not need a head ct +/- contrast in the first place, and the exposure from the radiation when you do not need a scan is not worth repeating. Imaging is expensive and should only be done when necessary. You provide no information suggesting either ct or MRI is indicated.See 1 more doctor answer
2 years and 8 months ago CT scan w&wo contrast ruled out a brain tumor now im worry again can a brain tumor grow that fast and cause symptoms im 27?
Brain tumor: It is possible but is very unlikely. Specially if the symptoms you have now are the same you had 2 1/2 years ago. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. He may be able to determine what is the problem causing your symptoms and relief you level if anxiety.
Yes: It is possible to see brain swelling from tumor on non contrast CT. FYI there are better modalities to test for this such as MRI.
Had a CT scan for possible brain tumor how long for my dr to get results? If something was found would I have herd the same day?
Depends: Ct scan interpretations are usually available to the ordering physician the same day, at the latest the next working day. How quickly your physician informs you of the results is highly variable, unfortunately, and can't be predicted without knowing the habits of the individual physician you have.See 1 more doctor answer
Had CT scan for brain tumor or bleed friday afternoon. Will I have to agonize all weekend? Is no news good news or was it just too late on a friday?
Don't assume: One would hope for a call, but lack of one doesn't mean anything--so don't read too much into it. Medical staff can drop the ball and leave patients in the dark, especially late on a friday afternoon. Definitely call the office monday morning to be sure.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ct scans can certainly on occasion miss a small tumor, especially when they are down in the posterior fossa at the base of the skull. Mri scans are more sensitive and less likely to miss a tumor, but even they can on rare occasions miss one that shows up later. These scans are read by human beings, and they can miss something that is there, too.See 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: A ct of the sinuses includes a portion of the brain, not all of it. So it could miss some areas. Hope this helps.
Could radiation from mobile phones can cause brain tumor 10 or 20 years later? What about a CT scan its much more radiation?
No and probably no: Cell phones don't cause brain tumors. There's no biological basis, it's not the kind of radiation that mutates genes, the ongoing talk is driven by politicians, and the studies are such junk that one even had significantly more tumors on the opposite side. Ct scans may make a tiny contribution to glioma incidence but there's no proving in an individual case.
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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