ct scan

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CT scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (Contrast induced nepropathy) Most do not explain this to the patient as it is an estimate.
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Price of a ct scan?

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What is an hh ct scan?

HH?

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Some places are performing coronary artery ct scans to calculate calcium score of the heart. They are using the term Heart Healthy scan. Amount of calcium can determine your risk of heart attack. HH can be used as short hand for hiatal hernia. Hernias can be seen on ct chest/ abdomen.
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How is pet ct scan done?

PET/CT scan

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You need to fast for 4 hours first, then you will recieve an injection of a small amount of radioactive glucose (i.e. sugar). Next you will sit in a recliner chair for about 70 minutes to allow the glucose to distribute throughout you. Then you will lie on your back on the PET/CT scanner (a tunnel shaped machine) for 20 minutes. There are no side effects from the test or restrictions afterwards.
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Can ct scan miss stones?

Yes.

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It depends on the composition of the stone. Gallstones are usually cholesterol and may not be calcified. Tiny urate renal stones may alson not be seen.
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Does CT scan show cancer?

not always

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not all cancer is visible with a CT scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast.
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What does a ct scan mean?

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What exactly is a CT scan?

Imaging test

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Is barium safe with ct scan?

Yes. However,

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we use different concentrations of barium for CT as opposed to conventional fluroscopy. If you had an upper GI series, small bowel series or barium enema, that needs to pass through the gi tract before you can take the oral barium for CT which is much more dilute. Barium sulphate suspension is essentially inert, and completely safe to ingest.
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How to read a ct scan report?

Your doctor

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your doctor should help you understand your report. Unless you went to medical school or have other medical training, the vocabulary used in most reports will be very confusing, and even using a medical dictionary may not fully explain what the radiologist is trying to communicate.
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CT scan have any side effect?

Small risk

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