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What is the process of getting a CT scan of your right wrist?

What is the process of getting a CT scan of your right wrist?

Get Dr's order & go: This testing requires a doctor's order to perform. So with one, you then choose where to have it performed--either at a freestanding radiology center (like american, advanced, or others), or use a hospital's radiology services--the latter may take longer to schedule, as have inpatients to take care of also. Once done, the images will be reviewed by a radiologist, and reported to ordering doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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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Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing .

Diagnosis of wrist pain with normal CT scan, increase with exercise, stress and typing .

MRI Much Better: Mri shows the tendons and ligaments much better than ct, as well as bone edema/bruising that ct cannot. Ct is best for suspected fracture after significant trauma. ...Read more

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I think i fractured my left wrist playing baseball, do I need to get a CT scan?

I think i fractured my left wrist playing baseball, do I need to get a CT scan?

Probably not.: If you happen to be a professional player, then maybe. Otherwise, plain x-rays will show most fractures. If you have persisting pain with no visible break on x-ray, a ct scan may be considered to take a closer look at the structures of the wrist. If this is the case, then an MRI may also be considered, which can better show the soft tissues (like tendons and ligaments) if there is a sprain/strain. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan on wrist showed no fracture. But could it miss a avalsion fracture. Which is basically a chipped bone, what to do?

Had a CT scan on wrist showed no fracture. But could it miss a avalsion fracture. Which is basically a chipped bone, what to do?

See hand specialist: Ct scan is very good at identifying certain fractures in the wrist, depending on how fine the cuts are. A small chipped bone is not of much concern unless it is associated with a ligament injury. A hand specialist is the best person to evaluate you for a ligament injury. Sometimes additional tests - MRI and/or arthrogram - are necessary, and some injuries benefit from early surgcial intervention. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan. And it says "mucosal thickening is noted in the right antrum". What does this mean? Is this a serious issue?

I had a CT scan. And it says "mucosal thickening is noted in the right antrum".
What does this mean? Is this a serious issue?

Not serious: I hope the CT was of your sinuses. It would help to know that. If it is, the this is sometimes referred to as chronic sinusitis. Nasal sprays will help. Many over the counter steroid sprays available so talk to your doctor ...Read more

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A recent CT scan (originally to rule out PE) showed a 9x7mm hypoattuation lesion left lobe (that grew since January) and 2 - 13 mm, 3mm,2mm all noncalcified nodules on right. in scared!! Should I be?

A recent CT scan (originally to rule out PE) showed a 9x7mm hypoattuation lesion left lobe (that grew since January) and 2 - 13 mm, 3mm,2mm all noncalcified nodules on right. in scared!! Should I be?

Possible: the primary possibilities here are benign granulomatous disease or metastatic disease. You should definitely have this evaulated further to rule out metastatic malignancy. A pulmonolgist might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I have polycycitic kidney . Right kindey stopped working . I looked online records . It said no focal mass on left kindey CT scan what does that mean

I have polycycitic kidney . Right kindey stopped working . I looked online records . It said no focal mass on left kindey CT scan what does that mean

Unsure: Difficult to know for sure without seeing study.Adult polycystic kidney disease of usually involves both kidneys. No "focal mass: usually means no mass effect whether cyst or tumor. Polycystic kidneys do not fail until middle age or later in life.Adult polycystic kidney disease is autosomal dominant, and commonly family history. Multicystic kidney usually causes nonfunctioning kidney from birth. ...Read more

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I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after i'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?

I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after i'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?

Soda is ok!: Soda will not cause any problems for your kidneys before or after a ct scan. If you are having IV contrast as part of the exam, it may even help to clear the contrast out faster. ...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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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