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Ct Scan Of Chest Abdomen And Pelvis
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
Unlikely TB: It is unusual to have TB with a normal chest x-ray. You need to see your doctor get a work-up ASAP. ...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
Variable: The actual reading time for a ct depends on how complicated the findings are, but around 20-30 minutes. However, the imaging center may perform many many scans per day, so it may take a while before your study is read. Turn around time for a routine exam is usually a day or two. Again, this varies from one imaging center to the next. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the ct. ...Read more
Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more
Would a CT scan of the chest abdomen and pelvis see something wrong with the gallbladder? And would it se gallstones present or previous? Had normal CT scan 2 weeks ago but I have bad pain right there
Yes: A ct scan will pick up most gallstones as well as thickening and swelling of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The only thing a ct scan does a lousy job with is detecting if the gallbladder has a hard time emptying bile. This can cause pain as well. You need a hida scan to detect this. ...Read more
Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?
Is a CT-scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis all in one scan at the same time more radiation than a single chest-CT? I was told that it was not.
There is more: There is more radiation from a CT depending on how many areas are scanned. It’s possible the Dr misunderstood and meant an XRay of the chest abdomen and pelvis is less radiation than a single CT of chest, which would be a true statement! ...Read more
I was wondering what are the effects of many times exposing to CT scan on chest and abdomen and pelvis? I had cancer and did so many cts?
Like anything in life there are risks and benefits of interventions and doing nothing.
ct scans and radiation: how can patients limit risk?
http://www. Kevinmd. Com/blog/2013/08/ct-scans-radiation-patients-limit-risk. Html
there is an even better link/infographic, but I can't find it now. ...Read more
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied. ...Read more
I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis. Said I have Minimal dependent atelectasis at lung bases. I'm 44. My mother died of IPF at 43.Should I worry?
No, that: Is a common incidental finding of doubtful significance. ...Read more
Too much to list.: See radiologyinfo. Org for good info.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have recently had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - no diseases.... Can I feel secure now or is a CT scan not that specific?
Usually: Today ct scans are quite reliable for most of the really bad things that can be a problem (they can be ruled out). However you should see a dr to correlate your symptoms with your ct findings for the best assessment and recommendations. ...Read more
Not usually one: Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray. However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known. If ct is necessary for diagnosis it is very accurate tool. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen. Certain medical problems ct is necessary. ...Read more
I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. Are they common?
I'm having a CT scan done of my abdomen and pelvis done this week to see if a hernia has come back, why do I need to drink two bottles of contrast?
Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why?
To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar (s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read more
My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?
Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...Read more
A CAT scan: With contrast provides 3d slices of all of the organs, today every 3mm, and these can be reconstructed to provide coronal (front to back) and saggital (right to left from the side) views. These were developed 40 years ago and incredibly changed medicine. ...Read more
Need to see: Since there was no way to look at the scan, can't really say what it saw. Plus why did you have it. Best thing is sit down with your doctor. Have a heart to heart to get the answers ...Read more
Hypothetically if somebody had melanoma on their lower back and had a CAT Scan of abdomen and pelvis 4 other reasons. Would melanoma show up on CAT?
It could: Potentially show up on an abdomen/pelvis CT, depending on the size. There are no specific features of melanoma on CT, so, if small, it would look the same as the myriad of benign nevi, keratoses, cysts, etc... that are so common, and might not be mentioned as a relevant finding in the report. ...Read more
Ct scan tells enlarged bilateral ovaries with ring lesion in right ovaries. Wht it means and management please, as I m having pains right ribs abdom?
Call: Your doctor. The office will have the report. ...Read more
Yes: Every test has limitations. The ct scans may not have found the problem, but they have likely eliminated some possibilities. If you have had 2 ct scans and the symptoms persist, follow up with you doctor to determine if any other tests are needed. ...Read more
One possibility is ct visualization of an apendiceal stump. This is a residual appendix from incomplete appendectomy most commonly occurs when the appendix is removed prophylactically during another operation with poor visualisation through a distant incision.
Also, if appendicitis is complicated by an abscess that surrounds the appendix, inadequate removal can occur leaving a residual stump. ...Read more
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2nd opinion: You need to find a radiologist to send the scan to ...Read more
He has already had the Ct scan c contrast of abdomen+pelvis and it was normal. And a cystoscopy and it looked fine. And dr. Just c him in 6mos.
NO problem mentioned:
AS you have mentioned no problem, one might assume there was a concern for some type of tumor. If the doctor has said to resee in 6 month I would follow the advice.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Need help. I've got a CT scan of abdomen pelvis this week and then a heart CT too the same day for my illnesses.?
Question: There must be a question in there somewhere? ...Read more
Pain in upper abdomen. Goes into my chest. Ct scan done sept 7 of abdomen normal. Worried about cancer still. If CT scan came back normal, am I ok?
Had a CT scan of pelvis and abdomen yesterday results are trace inflamation adjacnt to gastric fundus no adjacent collection?
What did Dr day?: Your doctor knows your full story and examined you. What did they say about these results? ...Read more
Hello, can a CT scan with contrast of the abdomen/pelvis see a former hernia that may have been "reherniated" and any new hernias although a bulge can?
I have a CT scan scheduled for me shortly. Initial discussion with the doctor was to have to have VT scan for both Pelvis and Abdomen. But when he ref?
Your question got: Cut off. Please complete your query. Also, please clarify what you mean by VT scan. Thank you for your interest in HealthTap. ...Read more
Worried about cancer. Dr. Recommended an abdomen pelvis CT scan with contrast because of lower right pain that came up clean. It was a 10msv dose. Is 10msv a lot and should I be worried? Thanks
CT Colongraphy: A special ct with bowel cleansing and gentle inflation of the colon can provide an excellent view of the inside of the colon. This specific protocol is called ct colonography, and not every imaging center or hospital can perform it well. Ask about special reviewing software, and how many ct colonographies performed per week. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a CT scan of abdomen/pelvis that does not require me to ingest barium? My doc says I can but radiology dept. Says I can't.
Ct: This is an issue that has been debated for past 10 years. If you are concerned for kidney stone noncontrast study of choice. I know there is literature advocating no contrast, but I find most radiologist prefer contrast. It does help to define structures. ...Read more
What are chances of hodgekins lympho if flow cytometry negative, good smear no abnormalities, neg ct scan of neck and abdomen, negative chest xray?
None so far: If all these tests are negative (especially the ones presumably done on your lymh node tissue) and you have no enlarged lymph nodes anywhere other than the sampled area and no symptoms.. for now, at least, you have no Hodgkin's ...Read more
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