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Ct Scan Of Chest
Lots: The chest mainly contains the lungs , heart and great vessels. Ct can see small tumors, either primary lung cancer or metastatic disease which frequently goes to the lung. It is most commonly used to detect tumors but is also used to quickly diagnose in trauma cases. It's also for evaluating heart and vessels abnormalities. It can diagnose and follow chronic lung diseases. ...Read more
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
Many: The scan can find blood clots (pulmonary embolism), enlarged lymph nodes, fluid between the chest wall the the lung (pleural effusion), lung nodules, fluid between the heart and its enclosing sack (pericardial effusion), sometimes abnormalities of the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and liver and lastly hernias of the diaphragm. This is not all inclusive but covers most of the common abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had a Ct scan of chest and it said no plaque or calcium build up. does that mean my pipes are good?Ct with contrast of chest Would that see block
If you had a CT: calcium scoring scan, it means you have a probability of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease near zero. This type of scan doesn't evaluate coronary artery anatomy, nor can it detect non calcified "soft" plaque. That type of CT requires contrast injection. If you just had a routine chest CT, it wouldn't be that sensitive for detecting early coronary artery disease. ...Read more
I had a CT scan of chest to rule out widen mediastinum. What are the chances of getting cancer from that once CT scan. ?
Very small: Very small if not zero. Can be negleted with once ct chest. Ct scans may slightly increase the risk of developing cancer with accumulating doses. This risk is usually very small in adult, may be slightly higher in pediatric population and type of the scan. Because of the possible risk, no imaging exam should be done unless there is a clear indication. ...Read more
CT is more sensitive: Regarding the lungs, ct is more sensitive in detection of pulmonary nodules and masses. If done with contrast, ct can also detect vascular issues like aortic dissection and aneurysm . Enlarged lymph nodes are also easier to detect on ct. In general, somethings that are easily seen on ct are difficult or impossible to see on chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get melanoma from one CT scan (in chest area)? If yes how we can prevent it and how long it will take to appear?
CT scan of chest came back normal but says "Soft tissue in the anterior mediastinum noted,likely residual thymic tissue." thymoma at 21 possible?
Can CT scan of chest with contrast at the 30yr age gives cancer after 10 years. What i can do to prevent it. I have never smoked. Healthy vegetarian .
If your question is:: Can one ct scan done at age 30 cause cancer? The answer is no, it should not. Unfortunately, you cannot completely eliminate the risk for all cancers, just reduce it. It seems you are very health conscious, congratulations. Keep it that way but don't let anxiety grab hold of you. You can't live in fear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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