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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
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
What does thickening of the first and second portion of the duodenal wall indicate during a CT scan result?
What does it mean when a CT scan result says "symmetric enhancement of right kidney compared to left kidney"?
Depends: Without you age, it can be, Bu if young can be a cyst. CT charecteristics give a pretty fair idea. ...Read more
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
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
What does"nonspecific & therefore indeterminate parenchymal liver lesion that needs sonographic surveillance" indicates in a CT scan result?
A diagnosis cannot be made at this time but follow-up with ultrasound is recommended. (N.B. a "cyst" is suspected)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
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:
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
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
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
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
Hello I have paranasal sinusitis. Its written in my ct scan result. It's been 1 year I've got it now. And my eyes are so sensitive to light and it hurts?
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.]
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
My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.?
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
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
Pet/ct scan result states increased tracer accumilation around the biliary stent to the duodenum does this mean the cancer is spreading to intestine?
69yrs old CT scan result : urinary bladder appears thickwalled+trabeculated 0.9CM along right lateral wall. Has BPH. No blood in urine. Worrisome?
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
6 months pharyngitis with occasional throat blood. PNS CT scan result Deviated nasal septum 'S' shaped with bony spur. What is the underlying problem?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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