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Ct Scan With Contrast Of Neck
Hard lump in neck CT scan with contrast came back unremarkable, what can this be? Can this still be cancer? With clear ct?
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 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast?
Risk of stroke: Depending on age and other risks, this could be caused by arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), certain autoimmune diseases associated with arterial inflammation (arteritis), certain infections (e.g. syphilis), and other conditions. Whatever the cause, the person with this finding may be at high risk for stroke. Discuss with your doctor without delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does 'diffuse severe attenuation of the left vertebral artery" mean on a neck ct scan with contrast? Could it be cause of previous spontaneous arterial brachial clot or subclavian clot?
I recently had a Head and Neck CT scan. One without and one with contrast. What are the chances a brain tumor causing symptoms was missed?
Very remote: CT scan will pick up a brain tumor easily although it is not the best test for small (tiny) tumors. But then you would not have any symptoms from a small lesion. Please share information about your symptoms with us....we like to have detailed history of what is bothering you to start with. ...Read more
What is lemierre's syndrome? My neck CT scan shows this says clinical concern for lemierre's syndrome.
Lemierre's syndrome: Lemierre's syndrome refers to infected clot in your veins. It affects young, healthy adults and develops most often after a sore throat caused by some bacteria of the streptococcus genus has created a peritonsillar abscess. The bacteria penetrate into the neighboring jugular vein in the neck and there they cause an infected clot which can break off and cause an infected pulmonary embolus. ...Read more
Possibly.: The tops of the lungs might have been included on the scan, in which case a pancoast tumor could be visualized. ...Read more
What can cause dilation of the food pipe? It's to the left of my food pipe. This was found through a neck ct scan.
I've had a neck ct scan and four x-rays and a hida scan? I'm worried about the radiation exposure... Should I? All in the past year, I'm a 34yr F.
CT scan; not the Xra: CT scans involve ~400 times more radiation exposure as Xrays, & so if u worry abt unnecessary radiation risk, limit CT scans. HIDA & Xrays involve so little radiation that u prob got as much from walking outside in 1 yr as u got from those tests. At 34, most of ur organs have developed, so there's no immediate threat; however, there's a lifetime radiation limit. Too much testng will catch up 2u@80 ...Read more
Swollen right supraclavicular node over 2 months. Gyno said go to ENT for biopsy but general Dr ordered neck ct scan. Which should I do? Ct then ENT?
Can saliva glands be seen on a head CT scan especially the parotid gland or would a neck CT have to be done to see this?
Severe headache, blurry vision, stiff neck. Ct scan normal. ER doc felt confident. Could A CT scan have missed a cavernous sinus thrombosis?
It depends: On the technical parameters of the scan. If it was performed without IV contrast or performed as a "routine" head CT not specifically tailored to look for cavernous sinus thrombosis, yes. CST is a clinical diagnosis, so if there was no clinical suspicion, there would be no reason to tailor the CT scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A radiologist looks at lymph nodes, the airway, blood vessels, glands, muscles, esophagus, upper lungs, bones, epiglottis, larynx, and a portion of the brain and sinuses.
This test is ideal for evaluating cancer, infection, inflammation, enlarged lymph nodes, and trauma among other things. ...Read more
Can a CT scan of the neck without contrast give meaningful information on a lump? I am breastfeeding.
Yes: It can definitely help. A ct with contrast is better. If you're worried about breast feeding with the contrast, its not an issue. The amount that is actually eventually absorbed by the baby from the stomach is extremely small. Much less than we give babies actually getting a ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a heavy pulse in the back of my neck near base of the skull along with stiffness, minor headache CT scan no contrast came out normal. Causes?
Severe neck&upper spine pain. Mri results show crystal calcium deposits at c1 C2 I was rushed to get CT scan without contrast. What is going on?
My doctor ordered a CT scan with contrast. I am on thyroid meds and worried about the dye/contrast. What can I do?
No worries: There is not a concern, if the ct is evaluating other parts of your body, including the neck. The contrast will not cause a problem with your thyroid or your medications. But, you don't want to do this type of ct scan, if your doctor later plans on evaluating the thyroid itself with a radioactive uptake nuclear medicine scan because it can interfere with that and skew the results. ...Read more
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