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Dr. L. Collins
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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Ct scan report after surgery to repair acetabular fx. "a "joystick" instrumentation defect is present in the right proximal femur." what's it mean?

Ct scan report after surgery to repair acetabular fx. "a "joystick" instrumentation defect is present in the right proximal femur." what's it mean?

Varies: It varies a little. Some types of instrumentation is used to fix a fracture and hold it in good position until it heals. A joystick usually refers to the times when you place a pin or screw in a bone just to help you pull the fracture into a reduced position. Once the fracture is fixed, the pin is removed, leaving a visible tract seen on your ct scan where the pin had been. ...Read more

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What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?

What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?

CT scan: It means that the distal femur is rotated counterclockwise(as if you are looking up from the feet) 35 degrees from the neutral position. If you have a fracture of the proximal femur or shaft, it means that the distal fracture piece is rotated relative to the proximal fractured piece of the femur. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan and my doctor said that I have a crack in the head of my femur. Should i be walking on this injury or using crutches/wheelchair?

I recently had a CT scan and my doctor said that I have a crack in the head of my femur. Should i be walking on this injury or using crutches/wheelchair?

Need more info: It really depends on what is meant by a "crack", and where it is located. Please contact your doctor and ask. A consultation with an orthopedic surgeon may be helpful. If the "crack" is large enough or in a location which increases the risk of a complete fracture, then not bearing weight (using crutches) would be appropriate. Also, you should ask what caused the "crack". ...Read more

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I had a CT scan for another issue, and I see in the findings "Subchondral cyst is seen at the left femoral head-neck junction." What does this mean?

I had a CT scan for another issue, and I see in the findings "Subchondral cyst is seen at the left femoral head-neck junction."  What does this mean?

Degenerative : Sub means below and chondral means cartilage. This is a degenerative cyst in the bone below the cartilage near the hip joint. These are benign cysts and don't need any specific treatment. They are often seen with osteoarthritis but in your case may just be an incidental finding not requiring any treatment unless you are having hip pain. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan detect recurrence of a femoral hernia?

Can a CT scan detect recurrence of a femoral hernia?

Yes: But not always. A ct scan is not a dynamic study and will not always show hernia defects unless there is something herniating through it. A better study is an ultrasound, which is done both standing and recumbent, and with maneuvers to increase intra-abdominal pressure. Additionally, evaluation by a surgeon would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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I had CT scan done. Results showed that I have a 5mm stones lying at the level of the right femoral head. No hydronephrosis. Should I be worried?

I had CT scan done. Results showed that I have a 5mm stones lying at the level of the right femoral head. No hydronephrosis. Should I be worried?

That: doesn't make sense. Are you reading directly from the report? The ureters are not in the same anatomic region as the femoral head, so there is no way to have a kidney/ureter stone there. There can be calcifications(generally not referred to as stones) in and around the hip joint(e.g. Loose bodies or calcific tendinopathy) that could be associated with hip region pain, but more info is needed. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed w/ hip dysplasia and femoral anteversion and dr recommended osteotomy. After seeing CT scan he said osteotomy won't help pain. Why?

Was diagnosed w/ hip dysplasia and femoral anteversion and dr recommended osteotomy. After seeing CT scan he said osteotomy won't help pain. Why?

I can only guess tha: -on the CT there was a significant degenerative disease, or that the osteotomy will not give U adequate coverage. Or maybe femoral osteotomy along with an acetabular procedure still would not help if there was very poor bone stock on the acetabular side. ...Read more

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A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

A lot of pain had CT scan no recurrent femoral hernia had a trig. Point injection caused pain to get worse doctor wants to go in what could it be?

Scar tissue: Most likely scar tissue entrapped the nerve causing your pain , unfortunately this annoying problem do occurs rarely, with time and some physical therapy will alleviate in most of the cases. Very rarely need exploration, of the area neurolysis or freeing the trapped nerve , will help speak to your surgeon good luck. ...Read more

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CT Scan - Prominence of the external and common iliac veins, femoral and IVC. IVC measures upto 3.6cm. Why is this considered significant? Pain/nausea

CT Scan - Prominence of the external and common iliac veins, femoral and IVC. IVC measures upto 3.6cm. Why is this considered significant? Pain/nausea

May not be: This probably is not significant. These veins could be dilated if there is a massive clot preventing flow back to the heart. This would be a very unusual situation, and you would have severe pain. Best to talk to your doctor to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should i get a pet /ct?

An MRI in nov 2012 showed a radiological cyst on l. Femur; pain since may 2012. I have stage 111c breast cancer. Should i get a pet /ct?

Probably not: On mri, cysts are pretty easily distinguished from metastasis from breast cancer. If you still have concerns, ask your oncologist if he can have the MRI interpreted by a second radiologist to make all are in agreement with the cyst diagnosis. ...Read more

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Results of CT scan of left kidney: several large stones that may be difficult to pass. What is the likely next step.

Results of CT scan of left kidney: several large stones that may be difficult to pass. What is the likely next step.

Here are some ...: First, Doc and you will jointly decide if, when, and how to remove the "offending" stones. The options may be percutaneous nephrolithotripsy / ESWL or the procedures through the urethra to bladder upto ureter / kidney depending on the number, stone load, instrument / equipment availability, surgeon's proficiency, etc. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more

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My left side vertebra lot of pain deep inside ct scan shows clear.my age is 74yrs what could be cause?

My left side vertebra lot  of pain  deep inside ct scan shows clear.my age is 74yrs what could be cause?

Not sure about: what you are asking! What do you mean "left side vetebrae" The veterbrae are CENTRALLY located! The next step would be a BONE SCAN! however if the pain is not IN the bone itself an MRI would be preferable! Ask your question again with more info! Dr Z ...Read more

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"ct scan of my wife age 41, says ovareies show cyst of size 83x62mm on left & 64x44 on right with fine septum." ?

"ct scan of my wife age 41, says ovareies show cyst of size 83x62mm on left & 64x44 on right with fine septum."

  
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Get an MRI: Most of these cysts will be benign and never cause problems. However, these cysts are somewhat large and MRI is best able to demonstrate whether they have benign or concerning characteristics. See reference: radiology: volume 256: number 3, september 2010. ...Read more

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Ad bloods n CT scan 2 weeks ago all normal had low left side pain scan showd faecal loadin 3 weeks later im still in pain wht can it be ??

Ad bloods n CT scan 2 weeks ago all normal had low left side pain scan showd faecal loadin 3 weeks later im still in pain wht can it be ??

Complex problem: It is obvious you have had extensive work up already. Feces is almost never a problem. There are a number of possible causes of left sided pain including: kidney stones, bowel disease, muscle sprains, skin infections, none descript back problems and more. Go back to your doctor and explain your concerns. If you don't like the doctors answer, get a second opinion (not on the internet) ...Read more

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Pain in left side, back, and ribs. Normal CT scan. The pain is worsening every day and first began about 1 1/2 years ago. What's going on?

Multiple causes: Causes of left-sided back and rib pain may be due to musculoskeletal conditions such as costochondritis, intercostal neuritis, Quadratus Lumborum muscle strain, degenerative joint disease, and degenerative disc disease, which may readily seen on computed tomography scans of the chest and abdomen. Other causes of left-sided rib and back pain may be due to referral pain from internal disorders. ...Read more

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Large hard lump can feel had for 5+yr slight left on tlbone. Ct scan showed nada, but 5 drs can feel. What wont show ct? Pylondial ruled out.

? Cebaceous cyst?: Quite likely if just below the skin with a negative ct and now 5 years out. Quite likely not a malignant growth. The area is quite uncomfortable to sit on with that lesion there, so sometimes it's hard to decide the right thing to do, so you avoid messing with it surgically as long as you can. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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