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Dr. Edward Schmidt
Board Certified, Radiology
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Will CT scan patent aorta and ivc?

Dr. Edward Schmidt
Board Certified, Radiology
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Will CT scan patent aorta and ivc?

Yes.: If what is being sasked is if a ct scan will show patent aorta. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Carl Decker
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
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Does an abdominal CT scan show your aorta?

Dr. Carl Decker
Board Certified, Radiology
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Does an abdominal CT scan show your aorta?

Yes: The abdominal aorta will be shown on an abdominal ct. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. John Fung
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34 years in practice
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Sir , i had my abdom CT scan and found abdominal aorta calcification and 37mm*34mm liver haemangioma.What is the treatment for this.Is there any worry.

Dr. John Fung
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Sir , i had my abdom CT scan and found abdominal aorta calcification and 37mm*34mm liver haemangioma.What is the treatment for this.Is there any worry.

Do not worry: Aortic calcification is not uncommon in older people. You may want to look at general health issues like weight, cholesterol, smoking history, blood pressure, etc., but nothing to do about it. Regarding the hemangioma, this is not big enough to do anything about, just repeat ultrasound in a year to see if it has changed much. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Had CT scan of abdomen. Found some soft plaque and minimal hard plaque in aorta. Have since drastically changed my diet. Should I be worried?

Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Had CT scan of abdomen. Found some soft plaque and minimal hard plaque in aorta. Have since drastically changed my diet. Should I be worried?

Young: You're pretty young for that - you're wise to change your diet. If you smoke, that needs to go too. Try to exercise 30 minutes every day. Get that cholesterol under control. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrit Singh
Board Certified, Cardiology
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I have mild prominence on the ascending aorta 3.7cm via ct scan last year. Recently did echo he said he saw 4.2 but did not mention mild prom. which do I go with? Do i need to be concern?

Dr. Amrit Singh
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I have mild prominence on the ascending aorta 3.7cm via ct scan last year. Recently did echo he said he saw 4.2 but did not mention mild prom. which do I go with?  Do i need to be concern?

Yes: it is the same thing that side is large. u may need surgery if it 5.0 cm. Follow with yearly ct or echo, control BP, lower the and must take beta blockers. After 4.5 do every 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Board Certified, Cardiology
34 years in practice
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Ct scan showed 1.4x1.4 CM ill defined mass right hilum.Too small to biopsy? 2.5cmx1.5 CM lymph node between aorta and IVC below renal hilum.concerns?

Dr. Harinder Gill
Board Certified, Cardiology
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Lymph nodes: Difficult issue,from your description the larger node might be amenable to biopsy.Why are you having the CT performed? Short term follow up CT or other additional imaging should help ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
24 years in practice
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How many CT scans can I have in a 4-6 wk time span? I've had 2 chest, 2 head, 1 additional CT scan and abt to have 1 for renal artery and aorta w/cont

Dr. Joseph Accurso
Board Certified, Radiology
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How many CT scans can I have in a 4-6 wk time span? I've had 2 chest, 2 head, 1 additional CT scan and abt to have 1 for renal artery and aorta w/cont

Risk vs Benefit: Be careful, and make sure there is good medical necessity before more tests using ionizing radiation. Ct carries the highest dose. But, the risk of the current medical problem may easily outweigh the potential future risk. Almost all data is from nuclear incidents with much higher radiation in 1 large dose. It is difficult to calculate risk at lower levels used in ct over weeks/months. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Ct scan: paravertebral soft tissues remarkable for calcifications in the abdominal aorta. Is this fatal?

Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Ct scan: paravertebral soft tissues remarkable for calcifications in the abdominal aorta. Is this fatal?

Calcium in aorta: Atherosclerosis-the fancy name, hardening or the arteries-the common name...Same disease process. Its the calcium that makes them hard. So...Calcifications are very commonly seen in the aortic wall and do not, all by themselves indicate anything remotely fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Jordan Fein
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This from a CT scan , clinical history of sarchodsis opinion: 5.7-cm posterior mediastinal soft tissue mass abutting the left side of the t7 through t9 vertebral bodies and elevating the descending thoracic aorta anteriorly. Differential considerations in

Dr. Jordan Fein
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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Sarcoidosis : Sarcoidosis is a diagnosis of exclusion that requires biopsy/histologic evaluation and exclusion of other diseases including lymphoma. A 5.7 cm posterior mediastinal mass warrants evaluation by a thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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Hepc, cirohis, CT scan -liver shows eviden of nodular surface, hypertrophied caudate & left lobe.Normal calibre abdominal aorta. How bad is it?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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You: Have evidence of cirrhosis. A gastroenterologist can give you guidance regarding how well your liver is functioning, ways to slow further liver damage, and surveillance to detect any developing liver tumors (such as hepatoma). If you don't drink and take of yourself there is every likelihood of many more years of life. ...Read more

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