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Ct Scan Of Head Without Contrast
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
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
Does the head CT scan with and without contrast I got affect my ability to have children in future? Does it mean that I can't marry now? I'm only 26yr
The radiation from 1 head ct does not measurably increase your risk of cancer in the future.
The radiation was no where near your testicles, and even if it was, there is no measurable risk for birth defects in children.
Finally, the contrast was eliminated from your body within 24 hours, assuming no kidney problems. ...Read more
If a head CT scan with and without contrast ruled out brain tumor can I be sure that I don't have a brain tumor?
Why do you worry?: Cat scan is adequate to demonstrate even a modest size lesion, and seems reassuring. Yet, you remain focused and perhaps doubtful. Urge you contact a counselor and explore the underlying causes of your persistent concerns. Actually brain tumors are quite uncommon. ...Read more
Can a head CT scan (with and without contrast) radiation cause a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms in 2 years and 8 months or 3 years? Possible?
I been sneezing alot, head pressure when I bend down and dizzness/ my head feels heavy. Had head CT scan no contrast recently, no problems. Any ideas?
Allergy symptoms: It sounds like you may be experiencing seasonal allergy symptoms. Start by seeing your regular doctor to begin some symptom control. Consider allergy testing to find out what specific allergens you are reacting to. ...Read more
Had 2 CT head scans without contrast in 2 months. 29 yo. Could this cause thyroid cancer? Is thyroid exposed during scan? Tech said no. Beg to differ.
No worries: A couple of head CT scans does not cause brain cancer, eye cancer, nose cancer, throat cancer, ear cancer, neck cancer, thyroid cancer, or any other cancer. No worries. That said, a head CT is sometimes used to look for a cancer tumor. That means although a head CT does not cause cancer, the scan can cause you to find the cancer you were looking for, if you were suspecting and looking for a tumor. ...Read more
If you have: A specific question about the report that can be answered briefly, you can post it here. If it is more extensive, please feel free to schedule a consultation. ...Read more
What country: First what country, low cost means nothing in health care delivery system dynamics, for example in india you can get head ct for $ 15 if stranded in a remote area one may not be able to reach for it. ...Read more
Shop around.: Depending or not if contrast is used, it could range from a few hundred (300) to a thousand plus. If you're fortunate enough to live in a location with various imaging centers - just call them. And ask them for their "cash price". Unfortunately, there's not good transparency in prices for medical care, but with enough work you can get some comparison prices. Good luck! ...Read more
Not dangerous: Much less dangerous than any of the reasons that the ct is being ordered for in the first place. ...Read more
Fracture or bleed: A non contrast head ct is indicated if there has been significant trauma to the head to rule out bleeding around or within the brain. It will also identify fractures of the skull that would be missed on a regular x-ray. ...Read more
Risk vs. Benefit: It all comes down to risk versus benefit. Speak to your doctor. Radiation for infants and children are to be kept "alarp" (as low as reasonably possible). Make sure the study is done at a center or hospital where pediatric radiology is normally performed. You can also speak to the pediatric radiologist at that center to feel more comfortable with the exam for your child. ...Read more
Yesterday had my first head CT scan test. I am afraid because my friend told me that it can cause tumor. If this possible only for one time...?
Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?
Monitor closely: The sharp pains at the site of head trauma may be due to mechanical injury to the skull and scalp tissue damage. If your symptoms don't resolve, get worse, or if you have any new neurological deficits, then see your physician immediately. Http://www. Brainline. Org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches. Html ...Read more
Pain in back and right side of head for two weeks and sometimes a jolting sensation on my whole head. What could this be? How risky is a head CT scan?
Not at all: The risk is if there is many CT scans. Just a single scan should produce no effects ...Read more
It depends: What your doctor is looking for. Most head ct scans are done without dye. ...Read more
I read head ct scan cause cancer is that true? And when should the cancer appear if I did it about 8 years ago I'm 21 now
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