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Ct Neck With Contrast
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: A radiologist looks at lymph nodes, the airway, blood vessels, glands, muscles, esophagus, upper lungs, bones, epiglottis, larynx, and a portion of the brain and sinuses. This test is ideal for evaluating cancer, infection, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes, and trauma among other things. ...Read more
If a head & neck CT with contrast didn't show anything 6 months ago, what is the likelihood it would now? Still having pain and still no diagnosis.
Unlikely: Repeating a head CT would probably not show anything different if it was clear 6 mos ago. If the pain is severe your doctors might want to consider MRI which shows the soft tissue of the brain better than CT and gives you no radiation exposure. I hope you get some relief soon. ...Read more
Groin & cervical enlarged ln's that are visible just looking at me. Neck CT w/ contrast said they are not enlarged. Why/ how?Doc didn't get groin ct.
Need to ask your ...: Physician about these suspected enlarged lymph nodes. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis may be useful to further evaluate this finding depending on a physical exam. A biopsy may be necessary to make an exact diagnosis, but it is too early to make that determination yet. ...Read more
Hard lump in neck CT scan with contrast came back unremarkable, what can this be? Can this still be cancer? With clear ct?
Will a head and neck CT with contrast rule out a tumor? Reason I had it is constant head and neck pain on left side X6months. Normal results.
I have undiagnosed mod blood and 1+ protein in my urine. I'm supposed to get a neck CT w contrast tomorrow. Normal cmp. Should i get the ct?
What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast?
Risk of stroke: Depending on age and other risks, this could be caused by arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), certain autoimmune diseases associated with arterial inflammation (arteritis), certain infections (e.g. syphilis), and other conditions. Whatever the cause, the person with this finding may be at high risk for stroke. Discuss with your doctor without delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a neck ct with no contrast show enlarged lymph nodes? I have neck swelling that is really scaring me. also tightness. could it be lymph nodes?
Yes and yes: Ref: http://gamma.wustl.edu/docs/Soft%20Tissue%20Neck%20CT%20Anatomy.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
Have had throat and ear pain for about 5 weeks on and off. Ct scan of neck with contrast normal/ unremarkable? What could this be?
Throat exam?: A negative CT scan rules out a number of serious possibilities. Good move there. Has an ENT specialist actually looked at your throat? What comes to mind for me is tonsillitis or laryngeal irritation with referred pain to the ear. Have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast? Could it be cause of previous spontaneous arterial brachial clot or subclavian clot?
Sonogram shows 2.2cm, (2) 1cm in neck lymph's. CT contrast scan doesn't identify lymph's. I'm told its inflammation. CT does not pick up inflammation?
CT can: identify soft tissue inflammation, and can identify lymph nodes. Hard to speculate as to why the CT scan didn't show the lymph nodes, but I suspect if they looked normal the radiologist decided not to mention them. The only way to be certain is to have the radiologist look at the CT and ultrasound side by side and reconcile the discrepancy. ...Read more
Can a CT scan of the neck without contrast give meaningful information on a lump? I am breastfeeding.
Yes: It can definitely help. A ct with contrast is better. If you're worried about breast feeding with the contrast, its not an issue. The amount that is actually eventually absorbed by the baby from the stomach is extremely small. Much less than we give babies actually getting a ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow up on question asked july 30. Since dec. Discomfort feels swollen below ear at jaw line. Cspine show arthritis, CT neck w/wo contrast results no masses, basically negative. What can it be?
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