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Ct Scan With Contrast Of Head
Many things: A non-contrast ct is really done for acute scenarios - mostly in the er - to rule out acute bleeds, particuarly in patients with trauma or altered mental status. It's a quick test, but doesn't offer a ton of info. If not an urgent situation, a contrast enhanced ct or MRI are preferable as they give much more information. ...Read more
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
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly as good as MRI for looking at small structures and white matter disease. Both ct and MRI are usually more sensetive and specific when contrast is given. ...Read more
Had a CT scan w contrast for up rt ab pain.Rslt:Pancreas full appreciated head, but is uniform w no discrete mass psbl normal variant. Is that common?
Probably normal: The comment by the radiologist that "Pancreas full appreciated head" seems incomplete. If the report is indicating the head of the pancreas appears larger than normal, that could be a normal variant, but the result interpretation depends on many other factors in your clinical history. If you have symptoms or tests of pancreatitis, this could reflect that abnormality. It is unlikely to be a tumor. ...Read more
I have been having chronic head pressure as well asvertigo for 18 days. I had a CT scan and an MRI with andwithout contrast. It came normal. What do I do?
Does the head CT scan with and without contrast i got affect my ability to have children in future ?Does it mean that i can't marry now ? Im only 26yr
No Worries: The radiation from 1 head ct does not measurably increase your risk of cancer in the future. The radiation was no where near your testicles, and even if it was, there is no measurable risk for birth defects in children. Finally, the contrast was eliminated from your body within 24 hours, assuming no kidney problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was having some off balance problems. Had CT of top of head no contrast. Not of cerebellum. Ct scan was clear. Should I get one of cerebellum?
Not neccessarily: A Head CT usually shows your cerebellum also. Your sinus problems may be the source of the balance issues. A Head MRI shows the cerebellum in more detail but it's unlikely your Head CT missed something major in your cerebellum. Your Head CT can also be repeated with contrast. ...Read more
When the ER doc is doing a CT scan on head to check for tumor and or aneurysm , do they have to use contrast? Or can I get it without contrast?
For the best study: For brain tumors, a ct scan of the head without and with contrast best delineates the tumor. To check for an aneurysm, contrast is needed for the ct-angiogram. If you are concerned about radiation and contrast, and if it is an elective evaluation for brain tumor or aneurysm, you might consider an mri/mra. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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