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Cat Scan For Leg Atrophy
Ordered CT scan brain MRI for lumbar spine after fall stairs lft leg has been numb 3yr prior to stairs spine not bad brain chronic microvascular ishemic white matter disease ms? Autoimmune?
Ischemic Brain: Not likely. At your age, the vascualr ischemia is more apt to be due to chronic high blood pressure or diabetes. It is important to follow up on this with your doctor to avoid small lesions called "lacunar" infarcts. Often, medication can be prescribed which will improve your micro vascualr integrity and avoid further damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Abdominal CT scan sees nothing, last week. How soon can I have dedicated kidney Ct or pet for further eval of small bilateral renal tumors? 7mm, 1cm ?
Patchy sclerosis in talar dome by CT scan. How specific is CT scan to confirm talus avn 5 month post injury?
What can a hip/pelvic CT scan show that a MRI cannot? (dr ordered bilateral hip/pelvic CT scan 2x45min in machine-worried about radiation)
Yes: Compression fracture of the spine is when the vertebral body (bone of the spine) has collapsed on itself. While the bone may heal, the loss of height of the bone is usually still seen and an should be apparent on CT imaging if that bone is included on the exam. However may need to have images reviewed in the sagittal and coronal planes for it to be seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am polio afflicted . 43 yr old female rt leg is affected , recent MRI scan show atrophy of paravertebral muscles , is it normal in polio pt?
Post polio syndrome: Atrophy, pain and weakness affecting muscles can occur after a course of polio. The problem is other things can cause these symptoms too, and it is difficult to distinguish them. Sometimes in polio muscles are reorganized without a change in strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen obtuator internus . Chronic pain. What is the cause?Been to physical therapy, pelvic MRI and lumber MRI show nothing. Pelvic ultrasound fine.
How do you know the: Oi is swollen if imaging is negative. That muscle allows you to cross one leg over the other. Can be injured with exercise or yoga. A study using neutron to treat prostate cancer caused atrophy and fibrosis of these muscles, leading to inability to cross legs. A physiatrist/pm&r rehab doc is your best bet. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Mri and cat scans show anatomical brain changes only, not functional ones. If a dementia is far enough advanced to change brain structures, it would "show up" on these scans. However, there may be a long decline in brain function before that point is reached. There are functional scans which might detect changes before anatomic anomalies can be seen. A normal MRI does not "rule out" dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?
Mild atrophy: at your age is common, age-related, and likely within the range of normal for 78. Like age-related changes everywhere else in the body, unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more
32 yo dtr, non-drinker, 4 mos. postnatal. pancreatitis atck, MRI of pancreas shows vein cluster on liver. In 1 yr. will do cat scan. Cause to worry?
No need to worry: Liver hemangiomas are quite common , usually incidental finding on an US/CT abdomen. They are benign, and most of the time asymptomatic. They are estrogen sensitive, can grow more rapidly during pregnancy, and in rare occasions can rupture and bleed. They can be monitored with US/CT/MRI, the frequency of testing depends on size and stability. ...Read more
Many reasons: If ct of abdomen showed abnormality in kidney or bladder suspicious for cancer. Abnormalities in other organs such as liver, pancreas, bowel can also be seen. Ct exam also demonstrates lower lung field and if something a nodule or pleural effusion was visualized. A bone scan is survey looking for metastatic bone disease. Sometimes bone abnormalities suspicious for tumor can also be detected on ct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is MRI scan good as CT scan for identifying why I have persistent abdominal pain for last 6 months.
Radiologist read my pelvic CT scan incorrectly i went in to ER for very bad pelvic pain and back aches. They ordered a no contrast CT scan of pelvis. The first CT scan report read right ovary is larger than left (i don't have a left) with somewhat heterog
It : It can be very difficult to tell much about soft tissue structures like the ovary without contrast. Still, it sounds like there may be a discrepancy in the interpretations, so a follow-up study would be in order. The best way to look at the uterus and ovaries is with ultrasound. The round and broad ligaments are normal structures, by the way, so the fact that they are seen is of no concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer