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Ct Scan Of Head
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
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
Endocrionligists.Nuerologist report saysnormal intracranial appearances onmri, refuses CT scan of head and put it in my medical file.How do I diagnose?
I had a CT scan of head, the doc said everything is negitive just have a cyst its normal and nothing to worry about, what does that mean? Will I b ok
Cyst: Small cysts can be incidentally found in various locations of the brain, you don't say specifically where yours is, but it is likely of no concern. ...Read more
How many days before CT scan (for head-routine and sinuses ) shall a person not to smoke cigarette & weed inorder not to be founded & interfere result?
Don't understand ?: there is no way that a CT scan can determine whether someone had cigarettes or weed prior to the testing, unless the smell is on your clothes/hair/breath and the technician tells on you, or you smoke it inside the machine. They can often tell if you are a smoker because of the acute and chronic changes in your tissues (not always though). It doesnt interfere with the results ...Read more
Ct scan of head findings : modrerate prominence of cortical sulci, gyri, sylvian, fissures, csterns ventricles and cerebellar foliae. ...What to do ?
Is image guided sinus surgery like having another CT scan of head/sinuses? Should one worry about commulative radiological exposure?
Yes and no: Image guided sinus surgery allows your surgeon to more accurately identify where they are working in an effort to reduce the chance of surgical injury and to assure that the sinus issues you suffer from are treated as effectively as possible. This does require additional radiation exposure for the scans, something that one should keep to a minimum. For many, benefits outweigh the risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When the ER doc is doing a CT scan on head to check for tumor and or aneurysm , do they have to use contrast? Or can I get it without contrast?
For the best study: For brain tumors, a ct scan of the head without and with contrast best delineates the tumor. To check for an aneurysm, contrast is needed for the ct-angiogram. If you are concerned about radiation and contrast, and if it is an elective evaluation for brain tumor or aneurysm, you might consider an mri/mra. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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