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CT Scan result: "bladder is entirely decompressed" what does it mean? Full? Empty? Is this good or bad?

Means empty b: Depends upon when you last voided, and the reason the exam is being done, and the phase of the exam. Best to go over results with your Dr. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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What does my CT scan result mean? Secondary to mesenteric panniculitis.

What does my CT scan result mean? Secondary to mesenteric panniculitis.

Inflamed fat: Mesenteric panniculitis is a non-specific inflammation of the "belly fat". While there are various types and causes, and many cases are self-limited, you should probably see a specialist to help guide further work-up or follow-up. ...Read more

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What does thickening of the first and second portion of the duodenal wall indicate during a CT scan result?

What does thickening of the first and second portion of the duodenal wall indicate during a CT scan result?

Depends: This is most commonly seen when the duodenum is empty and the wall can appear thickened. Less commonly, there may be real wall thickening related to infection, inflammation, ulcer, trauma, or cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a CT scan result says "symmetric enhancement of right kidney compared to left kidney"?

What does it mean when a CT scan result says "symmetric enhancement of right kidney compared to left kidney"?

Symmetric enhance: Symmetric enhancement means that both kidney were taking up contrast to same level if contrast was used. Usually means there is inflammation or some other cellular activity (tumor, infection, etc) similar on both sides. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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A CT scan result showed a 13 CM mass on my right ovary. Is it likely cancer?

A CT scan result showed a 13 CM mass on my right ovary. Is it likely cancer?

Depends: Without you age, it can be, Bu if young can be a cyst. CT charecteristics give a pretty fair idea. ...Read more

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Urine test found blood and protain done ultasound and CT scan result normal still found visible blood on my urine?

Urine test found blood and protain done ultasound and CT scan result normal still found visible blood on my urine?

Bloody urine: You must identify where the blood is coming from. Keep going back to your doctor until the source is found. ...Read more

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What's does it mean on a CT scan result " fine pleuro-parenchymal opacities of residual type in the apices of both lungs"?

This report: Really needs to be correlated with your history and symptoms for someone to give you an answer. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dad 69yrs old CT scan result says: urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. What does this mean? Infection?

Dad 69yrs old CT scan result says: urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. What does this mean? Infection?

Obstruction or tumor: Hi Johnny,
This is abnormal. The thickened, trabeculated wall can be caused by the bladder working against an obstruction. Is there difficulty urinating? A tumor or cancer is a possibility, but sounds unlikely. An infection usually causes symptoms such as burning. A urinalysis would help to identify an infection or tumor. A discussion with his doctor and a Urology consult should be done. ...Read more

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Ct scan result -brain and posterior fossa demonstrate age related volume loss. Is normal?

Ct scan result -brain and posterior fossa demonstrate age related volume loss. Is normal?

Eye of Beholder: The "eye ball" observation of "volume loss for age" is extremely subjective with much intra and interobserver variation. That means readers often don't agree and are sometimes not even consistent when the same reader re-examines an image twice.
Computer programs are being developed to analyse brain volumes accurately and precisely but are not in general clinical use yet.
My advice, don't sweat it. ...Read more

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Dear doctors. Should I be alarmed of the CT scan result showed:- focal adenomyosis at the gallbladder fundus n probable hepatic cyst.

Depends on findings: Adenomyosis of the gallbladder appears to be a harmless incidental (= unexpected & not related to study reason) finding on radiologic studies, typically no symptoms. Liver cysts are common; CT scan usually can tell if harmless or not. Depending on degree of suspicion, if CT cannot tell or if cyst is large, might repeat CT in a few months, test the fluid, occasionally remove cyst, or other tests. ...Read more

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Dad 69yrs old CT scan result says: urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. What does this suggest? Has BPH to

Dad 69yrs old CT scan result says: urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. What does this suggest? Has BPH to

Here are some...: The scenario indicates your dad has developed bladder outlet obstruction over years and even decades. To detail the causes, diagnosis, treatment, etc. Is beyond a 400-letter space can do. To bridge such gap, please peruse articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eCommonTopics-Urology. Html. Thereby, you should know how to handle your dad's current voiding issues and beyond. ...Read more

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Just got a CT scan result at er: narrowing of ascending colon above cecum, as well as a spiculated 12x11mm nodule in the rml. What could these mean? [44/male/ex smoker (11 years), no family colon c.]

Just got a CT scan result at er: narrowing of ascending colon above cecum, as well as a spiculated 12x11mm nodule in the rml. What could these mean? [44/male/ex smoker (11 years), no family colon c.]

Both need evaluation: The narrowing can be due to inflammation or malignancy and needs to evaluated by colonoscopy. The lung nodule also needs to be followed if you're a nonsmoker or perhaps even biopsied if you are. It can represent scar, inflammation, or malignancy. ...Read more

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The CT scan result was "linear fracture in distal part of sacral bone is detected." What does this mean exactly?

The CT scan result was "linear fracture in distal part of sacral bone is detected." What does this mean exactly?

Sacral fractures: Sacral fractures are relatively rare. The most common presentation is usually after high energy trauma such as a car crash or motorcycle crash. Even rarer instances occur when people slip and fall onto their behinds on ice. The treatment for these fractures depends on the location. Higher fractures in the sacrum may need surgery whereas lower ones near the tailbone are treated nonoperatively. ...Read more

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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?

My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?

THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if younger than 50-60-70's. ...Read more

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I fell down & got hit in head after CT scan result"lacunar infarct in right frontal centrum semiovale".Doctor say nothing to worry explain me this sir?

I fell down & got hit in head after CT scan result"lacunar infarct in right frontal centrum semiovale".Doctor say nothing to worry explain me this sir?

What it is: That means that a very small blood vessel is blocked. That vessel supplies the white matter under the grey cells in your right frontal lobe of the brain. It is in the area that has fibers that transmit signals from the grey cells to other parts of the brain. Usually, there are no problems, but you should see a neurologist to make sure that all is well. ...Read more

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My 11 months nephew had seizures. His EEG test came out normal, CT scan result reports he has mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, how it happened?

My 11 months nephew had seizures. His EEG test came out normal, CT scan result reports he has mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, how it happened?

About EEG, seizure: If there is atrophy (means smaller than normal) please see a pediatric neurologist. Eeg's can be normal in the context of seizures for many reasons. If they are abnormal, they are often helpful, but treating your nephew clinically is most important, and eeg's are a first step to diagnosis with prolonged studies or other types of eeg's as a next step. ...Read more

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Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?

Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?

PET uptake can be up: Pet uptake can go up with any kind of inflammation also. So it is not necessarily due to cancer getting worse or spreading. I think it is likely due to the stent. ...Read more

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69yrs old CT scan result : urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. Has BPH. No blood in urine. Worrisome?

69yrs old CT scan result : urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. Has BPH. No blood in urine. Worrisome?

Nope: Just the "response" of bladder muscle to the obstruction from your prostate gland...it's like any MUSCLE if it has to work harder it will increase in bulk! The "worrisome" part is the enlargement of the gland. There is effective MEDICATION for this and (naturally) prostatic cancer should be ruled out!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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After CT scan result clear GP diagnosed Pleurisy in 76 yr old female from crackle heard from stethoscope on Amoxicillin. Pain from front of lower ribs below breast and at the back Gapapentin and Tramadol not helping much any ideas on other treatments?

After CT scan result clear GP diagnosed Pleurisy in 76 yr old female from crackle heard from stethoscope on Amoxicillin. Pain from front of lower ribs below breast and at the back Gapapentin and Tramadol not helping much any ideas on other treatments?

Huh?: Pleurisy is a clinical diagnosis -- it isn't diagnosed by stethoscope, crackles or none. If the examiner hears a friction rub, maybe -- but bacterial pleurisy without some other findings is very uncommon and ampicillin is inappropriate for any other suspected etiology. If this is pleurodynia or post-zoster neuralgia, it's pain management until it resolves in its own. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Regarding my CT scan results. Namely, "extensive dural calcifications", what does this mean?

Regarding my CT scan results. Namely, "extensive dural calcifications", what does this mean?

Dural calcifications: The dura is the membrane that lines the outside of the brain. Sometimes dural calcification can be an incidental finding and of no concern, especially in the elderly. It can also be associated with abnormal conditions like recurrent sub dural bleeds, hyperparathyroidism, and congenital infections. Talk to your doctor about the significance of this in your particular case. ...Read more

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Can a haematologists Secratery tell me if my CT scan results were normal if I call and ask her? Just curious or is she not allowed to discuss results?

Can a haematologists Secratery tell me if my CT scan results were normal if I call and ask her? Just curious or is she not allowed to discuss results?

Best to talk 2 doc: The secretary is prob not medically trained. Best to have doc interpret the report & discuss ur symptoms to see of they correlate. U can always request a copy of the report 4 itself but HIPAA price act laws prevent unauthorized transmission of ur medical information including imaging reports. Thanks 4 ur question & 4 trusting Health tap! ...Read more

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If my haematologist has left me a mess saying he wants 2 c me with CT scan results nothing serious but he would like 2 take things further what is it?

If my haematologist has left me a mess saying he wants 2 c me with CT scan results nothing serious but he would like 2 take things further what is it?

It is...: It is time to call the hematologist, during the work week, and make an appointment to go over test results. Generally, doctors like to go over test results in person, unless there is nothing more to be done. Perhaps in this case, a different study, and additional study, or a follow-up test in the future may be needed. It's time to go see the doctor again. ...Read more

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If CT Scan results said appendix is visible and functioning normal, could there be something there mistaken for an appendix, because I don't have one?

If CT Scan results said appendix is visible and functioning normal, could there be something there mistaken for an appendix, because I don't have one?

Yes: A CT scan doesn't tell whether the appendix is functioning normally. (We don't really know what the appendix does!)
And certainly there is potential for error in any radiologic imaging test. If you don't have an appendix, then that's not what they saw on the exam. It is worthwhile to speak with the doctor who ordered the exam, and clarify what is happening. ...Read more

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I would like help in getting CT scan results?

I would like help in getting CT scan results?

How: The results should be available from the radiologist who reads the study. Interpreting the results make take the assistance of a clinician. ...Read more

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Brief take on CT Scan results under my files?

HealthTap Prime: There's no way for any of us to see the CT scan you uploaded unless you engage one of the physicians on Healthtap Prime. That is the only way we have access to your chart/ file. More importantly, what was the symptom / sign you were experiencing that prompted you to undergo a CT scan in the first place? The symptom is more important than the scan & a good description can make the scan irrelevant! ...Read more

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Can I send you a email with my CT scan results. I would like to know if there is anything showing that could be a cause of my pain???

Can I send you a email with my CT scan results. I would like to know if there is anything showing that could be a cause of my pain???

No: This portion of healthtap is strictly for health and medical education as a service to the public. Concierge or Healthtap Prime services may be what your looking for. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more


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