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Ct Of Neck
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
Yes, near completely: Head and neck Cancer is easy to diagnose even without a CT scan because it can be seen with a naked eye and felt with the hands of the expert doctor. CT may reveal the actual size better, and also show some of the deeper cancers. With a negative CT scan we can be 98% certain that there is no significant cancer left undetected. ...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
Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck cracking/popping, forehead/scalp tingling, the result of pinched nerves in neck? MRI's and CT's of head were normal.
Had complete neuro,rheum,workup, normal CBC , MRI of brain and spine , MRA of neck and xrays of neck and chest. All negative. Can spinal fluid be off?
Possible !: One has to know the proper history to answer this question ! ...Read more
Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?
Yes&No: Some of the clavicle can be seen. The shoulder, not too much. CXR does see both, but is a 2Dimensional image and therefore don't see other views of the shoulder. ...Read more
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
Many kinds could.: The neck is an anatomically complicated region with many internal structures. A ct scan of the neck could show both primary and secondary cancers (tumors that started in the neck and tumors that have spread to the neck from other parts of the body). One primary neck cancer that might be seen on a neck scan is thyroid cancer. Lymphoma is another. Tongue / tonsil / larynx cancers also... ...Read more
Which is better, MRI or CT scan, when trying to detect what's the nature of a cervical swollen lymph node? Is a CT scan of neck a lot of radiation?
Clinical issue: Choice of imaging study will depend upon what is being looked for. The best way to approach finding out what this is, is to biopsy it, but the diagnostic approach may be to assess first the extent of involvement and other areas which may also have structural abnormalities. Ct carries a fair amount of radiation but may be necessary under these circumstances, and one ct not likely to be harmful. ...Read more
Contrast: It may however contrast gives a better image ...Read more
Unknown: CT of the brain does deliver radiation but the likelihood of developing malignancy from one or two studies is unknown. One must weigh the benefit to be gained from the study against whatever risk may be present. Careful selection of patients, particularly children is important when considering imaging. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you have been sick lately and/or the nodes cannot be felt than no. Otherwise yes. See your doctor. ...Read more
Age 34, CT scan neck, also said lowcervical facet degeneration mainly on cervicalthoracic transition, normal or a problem? No pain whatsoever?
Depends on scanner: This will vary with the scanner, somewhat. I found an assessment/estimate of this with a google search and i really can't do better than this. You would need to get several pieces of information off the scanner and would need to account for the technique- single or multiple passes, etc. See: http://answers.Google.Com/answers/threadview/id/742075.Html. ...Read more
Would ct of neck and chest show abnormalities in esophagus? I’m having the feeling of food and meds getting stuck
Mgt.: I would suggest an evaluation by a specialist. Does this occur with certain foods? is there a choking history? A virtual consultation may be useful. ...Read more
I had a CT of neck for throid issues and they saw a sm nodule on lung, then had a CT of lung no nodule seen. Repeated neck CT nodule still there?
Had a CT of neck after having issues with throat and tongue. Ct resulted in thickened area on tongue by lingual tonsil - what does this mean?
Tissue abnormality: All the ct did was identify an area of your tongue that is larger or thicker than expected. The next step would be to determine if this is causing yoir tongue/throat issues and to decide if a biopsy of the area is needed. A radiologist should read the ct and the area in question visualized if possible to see if the surface tissue looks abnormal. You will likely need to biopsy if it does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard lump in sub-occipital area, told it's bone.Always sore. Previous MRI & CT of neck showed straightening/reversal of cervical lordosis. Same thing?
Unlikely: Many folks have a prominent bony excrescence "bump" along the inferior midline occipital bone. Straightening of the cervical lordosis can result in the normal posterior spinous process of the vertebra to feel more obvious on palpation but should be lower and easy to differentiate on CT. ...Read more
Chronic r arm/shoulder pain x6yrs. 2 wrist surgeries & radial nerve release gave zero relief. Current CT angio neck report said modest cervical spondylosis. Could this be the cause of my arm pain?
Absolutely: Cervical spondylosis is a much more common cause of radiculopathy and nerve pain than thoracic outlet syndrome, a cervical rib, a brachial plexopathy or shoulder impingement syndrome, particularly with confirmed cervical spondylosis. Have a spine specialist consult. The history is extremely important and the patterns. Emg/ncv' s are sometimes helpful, but not always. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have had burning pain on both sides of my neck for 5 weeks now. The last 4 days my tongue has also been numb. Seen ENT, chest x-ray and CT of neck.
Need more info: Getting a clear diagnosis for pain like that requires more information and a careful physical examination. This isn't the place. If the ENT didn't come up with anything and the CT didn't reveal anything, you need someone to review your history about the pain, the rest of your medical history, and to do an exam to try to see what is generating the pain. You should see a neurologist or physiatrist ...Read more
Bilateral 2cm lymph nodes on thyroid us but not on ct? Rt neck/head full, diff. Swallow, and pulsing tinnitus that's worse if bending or lying on rt
Enlarged lymph nodes: You have a lot of symptoms that are probably unrelated to your thyroid or the enlarged lymph nodes. Thyroid ultrasound is a more sensitive way of looking at the thyroid and surrounding tissues compared to a ct scan, so one can see nodules and lymph nodes on ultrasound that do not appear on ct. The size of the lymph node is not as important as the location, appearance and amount of blood flow. ...Read more
I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?
Probably...: The surgeon has the benefit of taking your history and examining you and possibly the results of the biopsies which would justify the seeming "extensive" evaluation. I would not doubt this or attempt to second-guess. Be thankful your surgeon appears to be thorough. ...Read more
WBC continues to rise despite taking 5 rounds of antibiotics. Ct of neck showed multiple centimeter lymph nodes in several areas. Do I need to worry?
Consult hematologist: It would be prudent to consult a hematologist for the issues you mentioned. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a specialist. Wish you good health. ...Read more
Chronic heavy sinusitis 4 years localized in right maxillary +2 enlarged neck lymph nodes (bigger is 1.8mm + 1 in armpit all reactive + in right side too. CT+MRI neck, sinus + CT abdomen, bladder all with contrast okay. Is it cancer or sinus related?
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