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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

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

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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 does CT of orbits tell you?

What does CT of orbits tell you?

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 more

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What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT with contrast?

What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT with contrast?

Imaging: Your brain and eyes. Using dye to get better pictures. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT w/ and w/o contrast?

What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT w/ and w/o contrast?

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

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Can you tell me what it mean to have a head and orbit CT w/ and w/o?

Contrast: It just means with and without contrast. The contrast can help in detecting tumors or abscesse ...Read more

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The doctors say my baby needs a CT scan of orbits. What does that mean?

The doctors say my baby needs a CT scan of orbits. What does that mean?

View eye sockets: Your doctor has ordered the orbital ct scan to evaluate the eyes, eye socket and its contents. You should ask your doctor why your child needs the ct scan. Specifically as him what he/she is worried about and what he is looking for. ...Read more

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What are CT scan of your eye orbits used to detect?

What are CT scan of your eye orbits used to detect?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: orbit ct?

Eye CT scan: Orbit ct means a ct scan of the structures around the eye. It is typically used to identify abscesses (infections) of the eye area, broken bones around the eye socket, and presence of foreign bodies (tumors, trauma) in the eye socket. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I got a orbit CT scan today (around the eye), is there risk involved with CT scan?

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