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Ct Scan Of Aorta
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
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
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?
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?
Please define in simple language,Aorta: Moderate atherosclerosis.I had a CT scan on my kidneys which showed stones and I noticed this in the report. ?
Blockage in vessel: Atherosclerosis implies plaque build up in an artery, leading to stenosis/narrowing of that vessel. The aorta is the large artery that leads blood away from the heart to the arms and legs. Moderate is worse than mild, but not severe. If on a scale of 1 to 10, moderate would be a "5." I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan: paravertebral soft tissues remarkable for calcifications in the abdominal aorta. Is this fatal?
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
I have above average aorta and chest pain with Marfan habitus. Er doc refused CT scan because I am overweight. How do I prove mfs & obesity co-exist?
My doctor just ran a chest xray and it showed an ectactic aorta. She ordered a CT scan. The same thing 2 years ago, and the CT was negative.
I feel awful. My chest and back hurt. My chest burns, I can barely go from room to room without getting winded..
Had a cat scan and i shows I have a thyroxic aorta annuysum that is 4.5 size. I feel like a time bomb . Doctor says he'll monitor it.What are options?
Monitor with CT: For thoracic aortic aneurysm every 6 months is usual. May have been same size for years! if it does enlarge to, 5.5 or 6 cm.Then surgery is a consideration. Ascending or descending? Risks: depends on your other personal risk factors. Smoking. Stop cholesterol manage blood pressure- control obesity-lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cat scan showed 2 mm mass beside aorta.Gen. Doc wants pet/mri/other tests & other specialist appts set up. What ?S should I be asking?
2 mm, really?: If the mass is really 2 mm, it is too small for pet. If it is 2 cm, then pet may be helpful. ?S to ask - what organ is it originating from - if the aorta, consider a consult with a cardiologist. ? - was it seen on any older scans - if, in retrospect, it was there 2 years ago and unchanged, then it is probably benign. Why was ct done in the first place? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ct scan shows increases attenuation of the mediastinal fat in the anterior mediastinum as well as lateral and inferior to aortic ach. Nonspecific?
A CT scan shows several prominent peripancreatic lymph nodes and mildly prominent para-aortic lymph nodes. What does this mean?
Findings on my ct scan say shotty left para aortic retroperitoneal lymph nodes what does this mean?
Explanation: You must discuss your results of this test with the doctor who knows your clinical symptoms because it could be something or could be an accidental finding which means nothing. ...Read more
My CT scan showed slightly prominent at 3.7 CM in my ascending aortic valve doctor tells me it's of no concern but i'm nervous should I be concerned?
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