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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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