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Can You See Breast Implants In An X Ray
A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone ...Read more
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
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
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
I recently had a mammogram. The techn. took 1 or 2 additional x rays at the mammogram.Why? Can I get cancer due to additional x rays taken at the mam?
YES: Breast augmentation is major surgery and requires a general anesthetic. These risks are low, but it is not recommended to accept them for a cosmetic procedure that is not medically necessary. Sometimes we find significant medical conditions with these tests that end up being more important to the patient in the long term than the surgery itself. It is important to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the podiatrist for x-rays and new orthotics or to an orthopedic surgeon which could involve an MRI and possible surgery?
Extra spine bone: Some patients have indeed an extra vertebral body, esp in their lumbar spine. Occasionally one of the lumbar vertebral bodies can be part of the sacrum (sacralization), or can be partly in between with an incomplete bony formation (spondylolysis) or other abnormality (bertolotti syndrome). Sounds like a good evaluation with imaging studies would help you get the answer for your specific case. Thx! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a small fracture on a infants growth plates show up on an X-ray or CT scan with 24 hours? The dr claimed the fractures were to fresh to see them
Reasonable conclusn: Although an MRI might pick up such a subtle injury it is hard to get and seldom necessary.If the exam suggests a growth plate injury or minor crack not visible on x-rays, some splint the injury and repeat x-rays a week or so later when bone healing signs will show up and make diagnosis more specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Want to see a shoulder specialist for shoulder pain when there's exertion. What type of diagnostic test will be required? X ray, ultrasound, MRI?
Would it be a good idea to get a full mouth series x-rays prior to a 3d CT scan for possible implants? (2 different dds's)or, not really necessary?
Good idea: A 3d scan is really a must for the implants to determine placement of the implant. Dental xrays do not show the with or contours of the bone or actually display where the nerve or sinus is located. At this time dental xrays are better for diagnosis of cavities and some other conditions. Probably because dentist are more use to reading xrays. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can spine X-ray diagnose small fractures? Or do you need to get CT or MRI anyway and skip x-ray? .
Tooth extraction took place 4 months ago. Would a radiograph or a 3d CT be best for a specialist to view a broken bony tooth wall(s)?
Eval Bony socket: If you did not have a bone graft at the time of your extraction, you may assume that there has been a lateral and vertical collapse of bone dimensions at that site, sometimes as much as 50%! i would immediately have a bone graft done to augment both dimensions prior to having an implant placed! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does my friend need to have specific symptoms in order to be referred for a doppler imaging x ray? If yes, what are they?
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
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