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Ct scan of neck with contrast looks for what?

Ct scan of neck with contrast looks for what?

To show the cause: A ct scan of the neck can show problems with the discs, the nerve, the spine, the spinal cord and how these interact to produce pain. The contrast can differentiate things like scar from tumor etc. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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What canbe seen witha CT scan of neck with contrast?

What canbe seen witha CT scan of neck with contrast?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

It will rule: out a neck mass with a relatively high degree of confidence, but no test is 100%. It is likely enough to start thinking of other etiologies for your pain rather than a neck tumor, unless there is a palpable mass, in which case additional imaging may be warranted. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Should be fine: Having normal renal function (normal cmp) makes you eligible to have a ct scan with contrast. The blood and protein in your urine do not prevent you from getting the scan, but these things need to be further evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast?

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 more

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Can you see a carotid artery aneurysm on a neck ct scan with contrast?

Yes : Yes, if the CT protocol is correct and you are talking about IV contrast and especially if you are talking about a CT angiogram (CTA). A carotid duplex ultrasound would also show it without radiation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

Hard to: say with certainty without access to the images and report, but most commonly this is simply due to a developmental/congenital anatomic variation whereby one vertebral artery is very small. This would not be the cause of a clot elsewhere. ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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I'm having a ct/contrast soft neck tissue. What all will show up on the ct?

I'm having a ct/contrast soft neck tissue. What all will show up on the ct?

Many things: Structures of neck include lymph nodes, blood vessels, muscles, airway, salivary glands, and bones. Any abnormalities of these structures including tumors, post traumatic changes, degenerative changes, and congenital variations. ...Read more

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When is contrast needed for a CT scan of neck?

Contrast: Needed to look for cancer or infection and to see extent of penetrating trauma. Cta uses dye yo look at vessels in more detail. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, should I get CT with contrast or without?

Lump on neck, should I get CT with contrast or without?

Possibly neither: Physical and history may be sufficient. Depending on those, imaging could involve ct, mri, or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Unlikely: Your question is confusing. Intravenous contrast usually does not help in evaluating bone spurs. ...Read more