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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
A lot: Orbital ct is best for showing the bones and acute bleeding in the orbit. It is also good for delineating the differences in some tissue including muscles and fat. It is usually used in trauma to look at broken bones, bleeding or infection. It is also helpful in looking at orbital tumors and for certain types of foreign bodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specific CT exam: CT or cat scan takes an image inside your body. CT of the head is used to look at your brain and skull. CT of the orbit looks at your eye socket. Contrast is occasionally used to help image and characterize the orbit or brain and get more information. CT of the chest looks at your lungs and chest, and CT of the abdomen and pelvis looks at your body below the diaphragm. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my 11 yr old has to have a CT of his head and orbits w/ and w/o what does this mean?
More info: I would really need to know why the doctor ordered the scans to give you any useful information. I'm sorry, but there are just too many possible reasons to order these scans. ...Read more
Several things : Such questions are better answered in proper context. Was it a trauma, pain in orbit, vision problem or prominence of the eye on one side, and what the exam showed when ct was ordered. Tests should always be ordered after thorough, history, physical exam and review of previously done tests, to evaluate for specific pathology, when ct seems a better test than other tests available to evaluate orbit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no significant risk. There is likely much more risk in not getting one. This impairs the doctor's ability to determine what is going on. ...Read more
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