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Ct Head Without Contrast
Can ct head/orbit cause : lightheaded dizzy w/ brief low rumble noise , headache w/ tingling forehead? Dr said maybe anxiety, but no hx panic.attacks
No, a CT cannot: CAUSE these symptoms. In fact, a CT may HELP DIAGNOSE reasons for dizziness and headache, such as sinusitis. Your doctor is correct that anxiety can cause dizziness and tingling, even without "panic attacks". If you have your CT on a disc, I can explain it to you on HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. ...Read more
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly as good as MRI for looking at small structures and white matter disease. Both ct and MRI are usually more sensetive and specific when contrast is given. ...Read more
Could a head CT without contrast show inflamed blood vessel? I know an MRI would be better for this but could CT catch it too?
Highlights: The contrast will flow through the blood stream and highlight structures providing additional information and definition. ...Read more
Had ct of head with and without contrast for HA. Results show small cyst and recommend MRI. Should I be concerned?
Not without symptoms: If you are not having symptoms, I don't think you even need an MRI. It's just wasting time & money going after an incidental finding. Most brain cysts are benign. If they were expanding, you would have neurologic symptoms (headache, vision probs). What prompted the MRI in the 1st place? Discuss with your primary doc or use HealthTap Prime to get advice from someone who knows your medical history. ...Read more
In 12/2010 a head CT with and without contrast ruled out a brain tumor now I have new symptoms what is my chance to be a brain tumor ? I'm 27
MRI: More sensitive. Can find lesions earlier.Get a more detailed answer ›
If your head CT with and without contrast come back normal does that mean it's not a brain tumor?
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