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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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My. Ct scan shows a "small splenule" what is this?

My. Ct scan shows a "small splenule" what is this?

A normal: Anatomic variation, sometimes referred to as "accessory spleen". Nothing of concern. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan show MS lesions?

Does a CT scan show MS lesions?

On occasion: But not the best images for MS. MRI is the gold standard, NOT the CAT scan. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan show your ovary?

Yes.: Are you looking for it? It may not be the best test to "look" at your ovary though. ...Read more

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Will CT scan shows thickening in kidney?

Will CT scan shows thickening in kidney?

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

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How can I know for sure that a CT scan shows possibles nodules?

How can I know for sure that a CT scan shows possibles nodules?

Resolution: Ct generally can see nodules 1-2mm or larger. A single nodule 4mm or less is of no consequence. Any significant nodules or masses should be seen by ct. The exception may be skin lesions. ...Read more

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Does CT scan show cancer?

Does CT scan show cancer?

Not always: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast. ...Read more

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Will a temporal CT scan show tmj?

Will a temporal CT scan show tmj?

Possible: It's in the area, so it is possible to see TMJ, but probably not the right parameters, so unlikely radiologist will make a diagnosis without a formal CT/MRI of TMJ ...Read more

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Would a CT scan show an aneurysm?

Depends: A ct scan would usually show an aneurysm, but it depends where. If you are looking for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a non contrast ct is adequate. If you are looking for an intracranial aneurysm, a ct angiogram with IV contrast or an mra would be indicated. ...Read more

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Does the CT scan show labyrinthitis?

Does the CT scan show labyrinthitis?

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

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Does a CT scan show an atypical pneumonia?

Does a CT scan show an atypical pneumonia?

Yes: Ctscans are very helpful iwith diffirental diadnosis of peumonias. ...Read more

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What does a CT scan show that an ultra sound doesnt?

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

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What can a CT scan show that an ultrasound can't show?

What can a CT scan show that an ultrasound can't show?

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

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Would abnormalities on a CT scan show up on an MRI test?

Would abnormalities on a CT scan show up on an MRI test?

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

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Will CT scan show a spot on my kidney, what could it be?

Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more

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Does the CT scan shows the radiation dose used in the scan in mSv?

Does the CT scan shows the radiation dose used in the scan in mSv?

10 mSv: A CT scan of the abdomen (belly) and pelvis exposes a person to about 10 mSv; this goes up to 20 mSv if the test is done twice (once with and once without contrast). ...Read more

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My left side vertebra lot of pain deep inside ct scan shows clear. My age is 74yrs what could be cause?

My left side vertebra lot of pain deep inside ct scan shows clear. My age is 74yrs what could be cause?

Not sure about: What you are asking!
What do you mean "left side vetebrae" The veterbrae
are CENTRALLY located!
The next step would be a BONE SCAN! however if the pain is not IN the bone itself an MRI would be preferable!
Ask your question again with more info!
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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

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Could a CT scan show anything a MRI scan cannot?

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

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Would a CT scan show if a Vp shunt needs adjustment?

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

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Would a CT scan show a hyperplastic polyp in the cecum?

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

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How can a CT scan show if a lymph node is cancerous or not?

How can a CT scan show if a lymph node is cancerous or not?

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

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What could be wrong if a CT scan shows brain abnormalities?

What could be wrong if a CT scan shows brain abnormalities?

CT sees many things: Ct is most commonly used to look for a stroke, bleed, cancer or traumatic injury. Ct can see many other things which are too numerous to list. ...Read more

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Can an mri/ct scan show how often a cavernous angioma has bled?

Can an mri/ct scan show how often a cavernous angioma has bled?

See below: Should detect any recent bleeding. An old bleed once the blood is resorbed may not be detected. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan show if there is abnormal pressure in the skull?

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

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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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