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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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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Had a surgical repair to my right leg due to a fracture to my tibia and fibula, many screws, 6" plate.What does recovery look like over time?

Had a surgical repair to my right leg due to a fracture to my tibia and fibula, many screws, 6" plate.What does recovery look like over time?

6 + weeks: A simple fracture may heal as early as 6 weeks, but more complex fractures of the leg may take many months to heal. Your orthopedic surgeon will take xrays to evaluate healing and is the best person to tell you how long it might take. Typically you are non weight bearing during the early phases of healing. ...Read more

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D dimer .63, negative ultrasound of leg. Please explain WHY the test is elevated with NO other reasons for elevation. Should I ask for CT scan?

D dimer .63, negative ultrasound of leg. Please explain WHY the test is elevated with NO other reasons for elevation. Should I ask for CT scan?

Unremarkable : First off there are multiple reasons for d dimer elevations other than a DVT or pe. Also- the number you quoted (63) to my knowledge is not considered to be a positive result for the test. Ct scan of the chest is a good test if you have suspicion for a pulmonary embolus or if you have a very hight risk score. If symptoms are minimal and risk is minimum then you are likely ok without a ct scan. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan of the leg give any indication of a blood clot at all?

Can a CT scan of the leg give any indication of a blood clot at all?

Probably not: Ultrasound is the best test for blood clots in the legs. A CT of the leg without contrast would only show indirect signs - edema, or swelling, in the tissues may show up if the DVT is extensive enough. With IV contrast, a DVT may be visible on CT. In general, a "normal" CT of the leg is not sufficient to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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Positive d dimer neg ct scan scared? on celexane until scan on leg mon fast pulse rate

Positive d dimer neg ct scan scared? on celexane until scan on leg mon fast pulse rate

Mgt: There are false positives associated with the D Dimer test, but the CT is reassuring. The scan on Monday will help your physicians determine whether you need further anti-coagulation. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows facet joint spurring just contacting the nerve root sleeve. Could that be causing the pain when raising the opposite leg?

Ct scan shows facet joint spurring just contacting the nerve root sleeve. Could that be causing the pain when raising the opposite leg?

Could be: Any time there is nerve root involvement, movement (such as that caused when raising your leg) in the area can cause irritation and often pain to area the verve supplies the sensation to. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what L5 s1 shallow central disc protrusion is? Apparently I have that due to a ct. Scan. And leg and back hurts :(

Can you please tell me what L5 s1 shallow central disc protrusion is? Apparently I have that due to a ct. Scan. And leg and back hurts :(

Shallow disc: This means that there is a small central bulging/herniation of the disc material at the l5/s1 spinal segment. Lots of people have things like this. It usually doesn't cause much compression of the nerve due to the location. But this signifies that you are starting to have some disc 'degeneration'/damage. Ct not as good as MRI for diag. Stay healthy, exercise, maintain healthy weight. ...Read more

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Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?

Ct scan says mild meningitis in perisylvian region. Frnd is hvng stiffness in left arm and leg while awake but it goes while she sleeps? Cureable?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by a ct showing "meningitis, " nor what that means relative to "perisylvian." meningitis is typically not diagnosed on ct. I would check with your doctor for further clarification. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and suffering with left leg pain and numbness from last one year. Mri and CT scan done and found the disc slipped problem in L4 l5, ?

I am 34 years old and suffering with left leg pain and numbness from last one year. Mri and CT scan done and found the disc slipped problem in L4 l5, ?

Might need surgery: A herniated disc is one of the most common reasons for needing back surgery, especially if it is causing weakness or numbness in the leg. See your doctor and get a consultation with a spine surgeon (usually an orthopedist or neurosurgeon). You don't want nerve problems to become permanent. A microdiskectomy can sometimes be done as day surgery. Hope you feel better. ...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