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Ct Angio With Runoff
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
I was told a Ct 64 slice Ct angio, 3d,ultrasound, cardiac MRA MRI, Ct chest with contrast and stress test cannot detect soft plaques? True or not true
Ct vs cath: In simplest terms the ct angiogram would be safer than a coronary angiogram, however, they are usually used in different circumstances. The ct angiogram is useful as a screening tool to see if coronary disease is present. A cardiac catheterization is performed when a patient has an acute coronary syndrome or a myocardial infarction to evaluate coronary disease, or even treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's difference between High HD Contrast CT scan vs Normal Chest CT with contrast evaluating interstitial lung markings?
Different chest CTs: High resolution chest CT usually with out intravenous contrast is used to define interstitial lung disease pattern, whether diffuse or localized process. CT of chest examination with contrast intravenously usually looking for tumors or metastases and acute infection in the lungs. ...Read more
3D echo, chest Ct with contrast and cardiac MRI MRA MR with gadolinium. Could all 3 miss a vsd or asd? Done at mayo in arizona. I have a CHD PAPVR.
Studies: it is always possible to miss something, even with multiple studies. It is not likely to miss a substantial ASD or VSD with all three studies. You should discuss with your Docs, they can explain to you what your situation is . ...Read more
Both safe: Both also have risks such as radiation and contrast usage. Coronary arteriography has small bleeding risk at puncture site. Need to get the right test for your problem. Coronary arteriography is the gold standard. ...Read more
Debatable: Few vascular surgeons make decisions on carotid artery stenosis based on mr, as carotid doppler (ultrasound) has been proven to be very reliable when a good technologist performs the study. From what you're describing, your carotid arteries are likely without disease as the reporting standards for ultrasound haven't quite been set. In my lab you'd likely be found to have no disease at all. ...Read more
CT w contrast "findings" says known pulmonary emboli. "impression" says no pulmonary emboli and was sent home. The pics werent great quality. Clot?
Could a chest Ct scan with contrast, stress echo, cardiac MRI w/CO, 3d echo twice, miss a blocked artery CAD? Done by mayo clinic AZ.Have chest pain.
Vl carotid bilat post TIA found:l internal carotid stenosis 50-79% by velocity. F/u with neck contrast mra, shows nothing normal study! how can it be?
Coronary CT angiogram shows extremely high calcium score of 4242 and ~ 70% blockage one artery. next step cath angio. Should I consider atherectomy?
NO: You need a coronary angiogram-depending what it shows, you may need revascularization. Depending on location and extent, you may need surgery. Otherwise, balloon angioplasty followed by stenting is the treatment of choice. Atherectomy has a very limited and specific indication. If you need it, your interventionalist is the one to make the call. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carotid artery disease, different results from duplex ultrasound vs. Ct angiogram (cta), is that possible?
Had CT angiogram w contrast. Now card wants nuc stress test. Nurse said the pulm ordered CTA and just lungs looked at. Doesn't CTA look at heart too?
May be: The pul, doc ,if looking for pulmonary embolism it may not help but can see calcification on-the coronary artery if not a dedicated CTA for coronary calcium score it is not adequate and also this doesn't give a accurate status of stenosis . Stress test is the best option.a calcium score by itself shows there is coronary atherosclerosis not severity of disease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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