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Ct Scan Head Side Effects
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
Usually none: An MRI is typically safe and causes no significant side effects. Mri can cause problems if you have metallic implants such as a coronary artery stent or cochlear implants. There can be rare allergic reaction to the contrast/dye if you were to have contrast injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ray machine, taking images from multiple directions to make a picture. Contrast agents, usually injected into a vein as part of both MRI and ct, have risks as well, however they are very low, well known and easily avoided or managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly as good as MRI for looking at small structures and white matter disease. Both ct and MRI are usually more sensetive and specific when contrast is given. ...Read more
MRI scan shows mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.
Lump right side of neck. Ultrasound report rec. CT, CT normal. Valsalva maneuver shows slightly larger IJV on that side. No other symptoms. What next?
See ENT doctor: You must have seen at least one doctor if you have had those tests. As the problem is still there and unresolved, see an ENT specialist for his/her evaluation ...Read more
Low Risk - Headache: Florbetapir f18 (trade name amyvid) is a new pet imaging agent that helps to diagnose alzheimer's disease. From the clinical trials, side effects (also called adverse reactions) were quite unusual, with no serious ones. The most common side effect was headache, occurring in 1.8% of the patients. Next was musculoskeletal pain (0.8%), followed by nausea and fatigue (each at 0.6%). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: Trauma to head often associated with spinal injuries. Should consult physician for good examination and referral for appropriate testing and ultimately diagnosis of clinical problem. ...Read more
Not quite: The CT of the sinuses focuses in on the sinuses (though the radiation goes through the entire skull) and generally covers the entire set of sinuses (sphenoid, maxillary, frontal, ethmoid). The orbital CT will cover the eye sockets (and those pictures are zoomed in). While the sinuses lies behind the eyes (& so they overlap), the focus & coverage of these scans are slightly different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CT scan or antibiotics cuz tremors side of head n thoughout body?Was takin amoxicillian 3x's aday 4 sinus infection.Had CT 4'headache.scan Normal.
Tremors: Tremors can be caused by many things, such as changes in hormones, blood chemistry or medicine side effects. Amoxicillin does not normally cause tremors. CT scans do not normally cause tremors. Shaking might feel like a tremor, and if there is a fever, or chills, shaking may be the symptom you wrote about? ...Read more
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Nerve dysfunction.: The normal CT scan means that your brain was structurally fine as well as the neck. Now the CT does not show the function, which usually is checked with either careful examination or nerve testing. You should exercise, drink plenty of water and see a Neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?
Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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