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Ct Thoracic Spine Without Contrast
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
Very fast: Today's high speed scanners work very quickly. This exam should take around 10 minutes at the most. ...Read more
Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can i still exercise and is it dangerous. Help?
Hemangiomas: are common incidental findings when imaging the spine. They are benign, and generally of no concern. Some radiologists don't bother mentioning them in their reports. They are only a potential problem if they are very large(causing the vertebral body to be weaker and more prone to fracture) or expansile. But that is very unusual, and highly unlikely if yours was only mentioned as "incidental" ...Read more
ER doctor told me that my ct scan incidentally showed a lower thoracic spine hemangioma, what is it, should i be concern, and what is "incidentally"?
Hemangioma...: hemangiomas are abnormal blood vessel collections. Whether or not they need to be treated depends on the exact location and size. The word "incidentally" means something else was being looked for but this was found. You need to follow up with the doctor who ordered the test and see what treatment, if any, is needed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could cause cold burning sensations on my back? For 4 months. MRI (without contrast agent) of thoracic spine/neck and 1brain MRI showed nothing
Can having a MRI w/contrast on the thoracic spine can determine whether or not i need facet injections?
Yes and No: If there is evidence of facet abnormalities, then yes. Often most of us get some level of facet degeneration as we get older and those of us more active can face more degeneration, however that does not mean we need to treat these issues. Sometimes consideration of facet injection/treatments is based on pain in the area and diagnostic test block of the nerve associated with that joint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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