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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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Slight tingle in left hand(pink&ring)tingles in left foot too/ clean blood work and cat scan! super nervous. I have been getting allergy/sinus headach?

Slight tingle in left hand(pink&ring)tingles in left foot too/ clean blood work and cat scan! super nervous. I have been getting allergy/sinus headach?

Calm down: Don't let your nerves get the best of you. What body part got the cat scan and why? I would see an orthopedist since there is hand and foot involvement and let them conclude if you have isolated nerve compressions i.E carpal and tarsal tunner syndrome or some radiculpathy more proximally i.E the back, or some systemic disorder. I do not think the sinus headache is related. Feel better. ...Read more

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8 year old have spasms in left hand and foot. Spasm getting more frequent and larger. There is no pain and the CT scan showed nothing abnormal.Advise?

8 year old have spasms in left hand and foot. Spasm getting more frequent and larger. There is no pain and the CT scan showed nothing abnormal.Advise?

MRI: CT is limited to what it can see. You did not mention what the CT was for or what body part. In the pediatric age group, MRI is preferable in view of its lack of X-ray and better soft tissue visualization. MRI should include head, neck and thoracic spines at the least. Perhaps that will get to the root of the issue. Good luck ...Read more

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I've got fracture of left acetablum 2 yrs early.Now pain in hip joint and foot fingers.Ortho says all ok according to CT scan. What's reason of pain?

I've got fracture of left acetablum 2 yrs early.Now pain in hip joint and foot fingers.Ortho says all ok according to CT scan. What's reason of pain?

Labral tear: If the ct scan shows a well reduced fracture you may need an MRI to look for a labral tear. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the acetabulum that may be torn at the time of your fracture. This would not show up on ct scan and require an MRI to be seen. If this is the case you may need a hip arthroscopy. There may also be a focal cartilage injury. ...Read more

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What would a CT scan detect on your feet?

Break, mass, abscess: A ct scan is a series of x-rays, computer-interpreted to provide the appearance of slicing up the body part(s) imaged. It is good at looking at soft tissues and bones to see if there are fractures, swelling, fluid collections (like bruises or abscesses), or growths (like tumors). The feet can be studied to look for stress fractures or other causes of pain not visible on plain x-rays. ...Read more

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Will at CT scan show ligament/tendon damage? I had bimoeallar ankle factures, would it show the damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot?

Will at CT scan show ligament/tendon damage?  I had bimoeallar ankle factures, would it show the damage to the soft tissue structures of the foot?

Yes, but...: Ct is excellent for looking at the bones and can see the ligaments but not very well. As dr. Hand previously stated, MRI is the best test to look at the ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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I felt like floor was dropping under feet when walked. Ct scan showed chronic sinustis. Meds got rid of symptom. Was it due to sinus inflammation?

I felt like floor was dropping under feet when walked. Ct scan showed chronic sinustis. Meds got rid of symptom. Was it due to sinus inflammation?

Sinusitis: It is possible that the congestion in the upper respiratory tract associated with the sinusitis was producing changes in the semicircular canals, part of the middle ear, which help maintaining your position sense and balance. ...Read more

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I have had at least 6 uti's in the last three months. A CT scan showed I have a hypoplastic right kidney. Today both feet are swollen. I am concerned?

I have had at least 6 uti's in the last three months. A CT scan showed I have a hypoplastic right kidney. Today both feet are swollen. I am concerned?

Call your doc now: I assume you have a urologist please call your doc who has been taking care of u or go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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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