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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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My mom had CT scan showed calcification focus within gallbladder the doctor said its not gall stone. Are they thinking this is cancer? Has to haveu/s

My mom had CT scan showed calcification focus within gallbladder  the doctor said its not gall stone. Are they thinking this is cancer? Has to haveu/s

Making sure its not : The calcification, if not a mobile stone, may represent mural calcification (gallbladder wall calcification), porcelain gallbladder, rare condition believed to be caused by chronic cholecystitis (exact cause is unclear). In these patients a prophylactic cholecystectomy has been advocated due to association with gallbladder cancer, although the association with gb cancer appears to be weak(~1-5%). ...Read more

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CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?

CT scan 1mm calcified granuloma lower left lobe lower thorax. Had hole in lung as premature baby, needed tube, now healed. Could this be the cause?

Calcification: if the chest tube was inserted in the that location, most likely it is the cause of that calcification, but close follow up with your pediatrician & pulmonary specialist to make sure there is no other cause for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

I have trouble swallowing but not all the time. Sometimes I really have a hard time swallowling and other x no problem. I had CT scan show small calcific densities in right lobe of thyroid gland. Could this be the cause even though I don't kno what the ct

Need evaluation: There are many possible causes for your current symptoms. Although the ct showed "small calcified densities in the thyroid", it still might not be the cause for your difficulty swallowing. The next step would be a thyroid u/s to see if these "densities" are in a nodule and to see how many nodules & how big they are. Get the ct result, sit down with your doc and discuss the next step of evaluation. ...Read more

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Liver calcification,CT scan show small calcification on liver..is it very serious?

Liver calcification,CT scan show small calcification on liver..is it very serious?

No: most likely you like in an area where certain conditions will produce the body to make granulomas which calcify. Old injury also can cause a calcium deposit. Unless there is another reason for the CT, shouldn't be a problem ...Read more

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My CT scan reports states "Calcified Granulomas & Fibrotic Nodules. NO active lesions" but i never had TB how to prove it is not TB.

My CT scan reports states "Calcified Granulomas & Fibrotic Nodules. NO active lesions" but i never had TB how to prove it is not TB.

Quantiferon TB test: A normal, healthy person in such a situation can do a Quantiferon TB blood test. If the result is negative, then it is very unlikely that one had TB in the past. If both a PPD test and a Quantiferon TB test are negative, in an otherwise healthy person, that would be good evidence of not having had a TB infection. ...Read more

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Brain CT scan shows three calcified nodular lesions with no perilesional edema in left frontal and left occipital. Largest measuring approx 5x3mm?

Brain CT scan shows three calcified nodular lesions with no perilesional edema in left frontal and left occipital. Largest measuring approx 5x3mm?

See comments: Not sure of your precise question, but will comment on your results. The lesions could raise a question of an old parasitic infection possibly cysticercosis, and would be well to check a stool sample for ova and parasites. Plain x-rays of your thigh muscles might show similar calcifications and confirm this diagnosis. You might benefit from an opinion from a neurologist, or infectious disease. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan and a little calcification was found in my prostate. Is that bad?

I had a CT scan and a little calcification was found in my prostate. Is that bad?

No: Prostate calcifications are almost always idiopathic (no known cause) and benign. It is nothing to be concerned about in an otherwise normal-appearing prostate. ...Read more

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Meaning of CT scan head small linear calcification along the left tentorial leaflet posteriorly.

Meaning of CT scan head small linear calcification along the left tentorial leaflet posteriorly.

Aging: Calcifications of tentorium, falx, or dura mater can occur in 10 of oolder patients.Falx calcifications usually have acharacteristic appearance pattern as dense and flat plaques and are usually seen in the midline of the cerebrum.Dural and tentorial calcifications are usually seen in a linear pattern and can occur anywhere within cranium. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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 ...Read more