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Can You See A Sublaxation On An X Ray
Sometimes: I assume you are referring to a primary tumor of the bone rather than a tumor that has spread to the bone from another site. It depends on they specific type of bone tumor, the involved bone and the size of the tumor. Sometimes special scans such as a ct or MRI scan are needed to detect a bone tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: Ovarian cysts are filled with fluid and are soft tissue density – and are not seen routinely on regular xrays unless they contain calcification (which is unusual). Ultrasound (or possibly mri) of the pelvis is the preferred imaging modality although cysts can be identified with ct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if you have a cavity on a x ray, and can dental x rays cause shadows on a tooth, if it is not done right?
Looks dark: Viewing dental x-rays, we look for darkness on film meaning less dense tooth. In between teeth, we look for a break in the enamel shell. We also look for other abnormalities on these films including bone loss, radiolucencies in jaw bone, impacted teeth, etc. It would be difficult to alter specific locations on films. The film would be too dark or light. So, no. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: It would depend on what type of arthritis you are asking about, but typically many types of arthritis will be seen either on plain x-rays or mri. Gout is not as likely to be seen on x-rays or MRI with many variables to consider such as is this acute gout, chronic gout, have tophi (large crystal clusters) formed. You might even see inflammation in gout on MRI but be able to tell what it's from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clinical diagnosis..: An air embolism is usually diagnosed on clinical grounds and it cannot be visualized on an EKG or chest xray. Sometimes, if an echocardiogram is done immediately, and if there is enough air present, it can be seen with this ultrasound test. This diagnosis is usually made when there are symptoms of it in the right clinical scenario. ...Read more
Very difficult: If your wrist is swollen and /or tender - you need an xr - MRI probably not indicated and much more expensive - urgent care clinics are probably going to be a lot less expensive than an er (ask before what the charge for an xr will be) - also you could see your primary care doctor and he could order the xr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could an ortho consultant surgeon know from x rays or CT if patient with a fracture had osteoporosis?
Yes: The x ray could show significant demineralization that could lead the radiologist or orthopedic surgeon to suggest osteoporosis . However confirmatory bone mineral density scan with a t score of less than -2.5 per who standard is required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat likely : A Jones Fracture of the 5th metatarsal of your foot will frequently show up on x-Ray but not always. If your provider finds that you are tender over the 5th metatarsal but nothing shows up on x-Ray, an MRI can be ordered to look at the bone in more detail to find a subtle stress fracture or stress reaction (beginnings of a stress fracture). ...Read more
I went to the podiatrist for x-rays and new orthotics or to an orthopedic surgeon which could involve an MRI and possible surgery?
It would show up if: An ovarian cyst would show up on a ct scan as long as you had a scan of your abdomen and pelvis, and the cyst was large. Very small cysts would not be obvious on ct. Ultrasound is generally considered a better imaging modality for ovarian cysts, because it exposes the patient to less radiation and is a cheaper test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radiotracer: A nuclear medicine bone scan is used to evaluate for conditions affecting bones including cancer, fractures, degenerative diseases etc. The radiotracer or radioactive material used is injected through a vein quickly reach your bones where it is deposited. A gamma camera is used to detect the radiotracer and images are created. The radiation is cleared from your body mostly in urine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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