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Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Do x rays show herniated disk

Do x rays show herniated  disk

No: X-ray will reveal the space between the vertebral bodies where the disc is found but unless the disc is calcified, it will not be visualized as x-ray energy will pass through this soft tissue structure while it does not penetrate the bone but you can get idea of how degenerative the disc may be by seeing how narrowed the disc space is or amount of bone spurs seen around it. Ct & MRI reveal disc. ...Read more

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Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Not deadly: It's not deadly but you should make your doctors aware of all the radiation you've recieved. The bigger question is why so many cts? Are they all really necessary? ...Read more

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Does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

Does chest xrays show cervical lymphnodes ?

Not usually: If lymph nodes are felt in neck then many times a chest xray is ordered to see if nodes involve or extend into mediastinum of chest. If large nodes in chest then think of lymphoma or some infections like tuberculosis. ...Read more

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X ray report (lumbosacral spine ap & lat), what does this mean?

X ray report (lumbosacral spine ap & lat), what does this mean?

Type of x-ray: A/P and Lat means anterior/posterior and lateral projection x-rays. ...Read more

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Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Can chest x rays miss a lung infection?

Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read more

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I have 3 myoma uteri measures 1.1 x 0.9 x 1.0 cm anterofundal intramural; 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm and 0.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm anterior intramural. do need surg?

I have 3 myoma uteri measures 1.1 x 0.9 x 1.0 cm anterofundal intramural; 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm and 0.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm anterior intramural. do need surg?

Symptoms : As a General rule the decision to proceed with surgery for uterine fibroids is dependent upon the patient's symptoms. We don't usually operate simply because a fibroid is present. The three fibroids that you mentioned are very small. ...Read more

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Ultrasound results: right ovary 4.5 X 3.7 X 2.2, left ovary 6.0 X 5.8 X 3.3 simple cyst 4.3 X 3.5 X 2.9. What does this mean? Concerning?

Ultrasound results: right ovary 4.5 X 3.7 X 2.2, left ovary 6.0 X 5.8 X 3.3 simple cyst 4.3 X 3.5 X 2.9. What does this mean? Concerning?

Cysts are common: It is very normal for wome to develop a cyst from time to time. Most resolve within 6-8 weeks and do not require surgery. For some, cysts can be painful. Others do not even know they have a cyst. There are several types of cysts. Your doctor can give you specific advise on the management of your specific cyst. ...Read more

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Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

Does a bone density xray also show fractures ?

DEXA: I do not believe so. A conventional x-ray will show fractures. Dexa scan is meant only for osteoporosis screening and follow-up. ...Read more

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What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

CT scan: Mediastinum is best seen with a contrast enhanced ct scan. Mri is improving and could be used instead but i prefer ct scan. Right mediastinal widening could be due to a congenital anomaly such as right sided aortic arch. Have you reviewed this finding with your doctor? ...Read more

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Could those x rays cause cancer?

Could those x rays cause cancer?

Worth the risk: Ionizing radiation contributes to the accumulation of mutations that underlies all cancers. It's a matter of weighing risks versus benefits. No one's even been able to measure any risk from dental x-rays, and even risks from chest x-rays and ct scans are simply guesstimates. I needed dental x-rays last week and trust me, it's worth the almost-zero risk. ...Read more

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Could cervical spine MRI show neck cancer?

Could cervical spine MRI show neck cancer?

Could: Cervical spine MRI will show spine more. Mri neck will show more soft tissues in neck and not concentrate on spine. ...Read more

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Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

Clear CT scan of chest.  Worried about lung cancer.  Two x rays and one CT clear.  But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic surgeon and find out what's going on with that shoulder. ...Read more

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Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read more

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Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer? I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear. Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Can a chest CT scan rule out lung cancer?  I have pain in shoulder/clavicle. X ray and CT clear.  Pain persists along with sore sternum/throat.

Yes: A chest ct is a very good test for finding lung cancer because it looks inside the lungs. The shoulder/clavicle pain could be coming from the spine in your neck. If you still have pain, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Can "x rays films" go through airport scanners?

Yes: There is no problem as long as the film has been used to take x-rays. Unexposed film can't be scanned. ...Read more