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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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Don't trust hospital here.Rn told other rn he put IV wrong so they had to hand inject my CT scan dye.Is that safe? Will i be ok .Not feeling well .

safe: It is safe. Normally in ct we use "power injectors" that are computer operated. However these can not be used with ivs that are too small or that are in vessels that are too small. In those cases, the contrast is injected by hand at a slower rate. ...Read more

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After a CT scan with dye, the next day and for 3 months after I had excruciating pain in both of my hands. Was this an adverse reaction to the dye?

After a CT scan with dye, the next day and for 3 months after I had excruciating pain in both of my hands. Was this an adverse reaction to the dye?

Not likely: Reactions to iodine contrast materials are usually allergic such as hives, respiratory distress, and anaphylaxis. These reactions usually last as long as contrast is in circulation. As long as kidneys are functioning satisfactorily the contrast usually is almost entirely cleared by 24 hours. ...Read more

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What to do if i lost use of my left hand after having triple by pass, a CT scan was done, i now have nerve damage?

What to do if i lost use of my left hand after having triple by pass, a CT scan was done, i now have nerve damage?

Keep trying: It is possible you may have had a stroke on the right half of your brain or have some nerve deficit on your left upper extremity. As a general rule , if in 100days it is still flaccid it may remain flaccid, however if some function has begun to return, it may continue to improve past the 100day mark. So continue pt/ot efforts. Do not give up, keep trying. What youhave a yearlater isprettymuch it. ...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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What to do if I have calcification on the left hand side of my heart a very small dot on the CT scan how bad is this?

What to do if I have calcification on the left hand side of my heart a very small dot on the CT scan how bad is this?

Calcification: No need to worry about small dotted calcification. It is an aging process. If it is in the heart blood vessels you have to follow healthy life style instructions to prevent further blocks. ...Read more

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I have problem on left hand chest , I have done ECG and CT scan for the heart but they can't find anything with my heart?

I have problem on left hand chest , I have done ECG and CT scan for the heart but they can't find anything with my heart?

Chest pain: Most causes of chest pain are not cardiac. However, an ECG and ct are not conclusive for ruling out a cardiac problem. That would entail seeing a cardiologist for a stress test. ...Read more

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For about 2 weeks i have had several sudden spells, blurred vision, tingly face ( lips, checks, nose) and hands. All blood tests and CT scan was good?

For about 2 weeks i have had several sudden spells, blurred vision, tingly face ( lips, checks, nose) and hands. All blood tests and CT scan was good?

Depends: Without reviewing your full history, testing and medical exam it would be unlikely to give you more information. Please see your doctor who ordered these tests if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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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