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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
A normal: Anatomic variation, sometimes referred to as "accessory spleen". Nothing of concern. ...Read more
Not sure: Ct with and without xray dye is a good test for some kidney problems. Not sure what you mean by thickening. Ct shows kidney stones, masses, kidney size/location ; can give a good idea of whether the kidneys are working well. Ct is also good at showing the site of blockage of urine flow, when present. ...Read more
No: Labyrinthitis is not diagnosed with either ct or mri. It is a clinical diagnosis, meaning a diagnosis that is made by your symptoms and examination. There is a test called an eng which can be done as well that looks at how your eyes move in response to challenges to your balance system. The eyes are "hard wired" to the inner ear and in cases of vertigo they will move rapidly. This can be measured. ...Read more
Sectional: Anatomy, planar relationships. U/s are2-dimensions, ct's slices can be quite thin in head to toe direction, as well as 'seeing' front to back and right to left. U/s may define size, characteristic of solid, cystic or mixed, but also can be very operator dependent too, and hard to reproduce. ...Read more
Better details: The resolution, details shown, on ct is more effective than that of ultrasound. Ultrasound shows liquids e.g. Cysts and effusion better and is cheaper but in obese patients ultrasound has limited penetration. Accordingly, ultrasound, in these patients, is usually replaced by ct that views fatty tissues better and penetrates as deep as needed for better resolution. ...Read more
Brief answer: Ct of chest is more accurate in detecting tumors, nodules, and lung disease. Mri /ct of chest are both good at congenital vascular and cardiac abnormalities. Ct shows coronary artery abnormalities. Ct for bone abnormalites, but MRI betterfor the marrow and soft tissue components. Certain bowel conditions can be identified with both modalities. The liver tumors and biliary system -mr. Kidneys both. ...Read more
Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more
My left side vertebra lot of pain deep inside ct scan shows clear. My age is 74yrs what could be cause?
I fell and the fall left a hump in the middle of my butt. CT Scan shows no mass. Dr ref for orthro. Orthro issue?
Is more sensitive and will show old "hematoma" (collection of blood) due to your fall! Hope this helps!
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Ct scan shows several hyperdense lesions scattered through my liver, which are "too small to characterize." what should I do now?
Get Ultrasound: When it is small, ct cannot characterize them then ultrasound might help. ...Read more
Large hard lump can feel had for 5+yr slight left on tlbone. Ct scan showed nada, but 5 drs can feel. What won't show ct? Pylondial ruled out.
? Cebaceous cyst?: Quite likely if just below the skin with a negative ct and now 5 years out. Quite likely not a malignant growth. The area is quite uncomfortable to sit on with that lesion there, so sometimes it's hard to decide the right thing to do, so you avoid messing with it surgically as long as you can. ...Read more
Yes: Some Doctors who interpret MRI exclusively in their practice will promote the idea that MRI is the best imaging technique for every condition. To a lesser extent, some Doctors will say CT. Some doctors swear by Ultrasound imaging. There are strength and weaknesses of each modality, with considerable overlap in information produced. And each modality has some advantage over others. ...Read more
Perhaps: A CT scan would show if ventricles are enlarged, and may suggest a VP shunt malfunction. One usually needs a comparison scan to determine whether the ventricles have gotten larger. A VP shunt malfunction can occur without the ventricles being enlarged. A shunt tap can be done to determine elevated pressure. However, this is an invasive procedure, and can subject the shunt to infection. ...Read more
Only if very big: Plain ct would not find a polyp (especially a hyperplastic polyp which tend to be small and in the left colon and rectum). Ct colonography ("virtual colonoscopy") may show a polyp in the cecum, if it is at least 6mm in size; can't really see things smaller than that., and can't biopsy anythingseen w/o colonoscopy. Can't tell polyp is hyperplastic w/o biopsy. ...Read more
CT, nodes and CA: CT shows anatomy. Lymph nodes usually don't show up or are very small. When the radiologist can see and measure a lymph node it than becomes suspicious for cancer. If it is greatly enlarged than it is more likely to be Cancer. A PET scan will show if the lymph node is active ie growing faster than normal tissue. If there is a doubt a biopsy can be done. All scans have a resolution of size dectable ...Read more
See below: Should detect any recent bleeding. An old bleed once the blood is resorbed may not be detected. ...Read more
Yes it can but: Signs of increased intracranial pressure (icp) with dilated ventricles & even bone changes with chronicity, can be absent on ct early on. Suspicion & with other signs & symptoms, treatments must be enacted much more urgently. ...Read more