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Where do I go to get an upper extremity CT scan with dye done?

Where do I go to get an upper extremity CT scan with dye done?

Hospital: Radiology dept or a imaging center i can't think of a reason why you woild need one check up on some lesion seen on xray this kind of test best guided by a physician not to be used as ascreening test can follow growth of a known lesion preop detail for surgical planning check with orthopod. ...Read more

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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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Will the needle or i.V. Hurt during the upper extremity CT scan with dye?

It shouldn't: Once the IV is in, injecting fluid into your veins shouldn't hurt, as there are no pain receptions inside your vessels. In some cases the IV can "blow out" or infiltrate and the fluid will go around the vessel and not into the vein. This can hurt and cause other complications. Elderly patients with fragile veins are the most at risk for IV infiltration. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to observe someone's gait in a neurological examination of the upper extremity?

Why is it necessary to observe someone's gait in a neurological examination of the upper extremity?

Completeness: The examination of the neuromuscular system takes into account interrelated systems. For example evaluating weakness upper and lower extremities are necessary. Many disorders affecting upper extremities also affect lowers, even if patient is not aware of the lower extremity involvement ...Read more

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Icd 9 code for upper extremity pain ?

Several: Arm pain (generalized, right, or left) [729.5] pain in joint/upper arm [719.42] pain in joint/forearm [719.43]. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of bilateral upper extremity fatigue / weakness in a 45 yr old healthy female? This weakness has been present 1 week.

Polymyalgia : Polymylagia rheumatica is a relatively common disorder that can cause bilateral upper extremity weakness (difficulty combing your hair) and shoulder aching. Sounds like you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a slight tingling all over my body especially in the facial and upper extremity areas. I have Spina Bifida but never this b4. Feels electr?

I am having a slight tingling all over my body especially in the facial and upper extremity areas. I have Spina Bifida but never this b4. Feels electr?

Neuro eval: Chiari malformations are common findings in Spina bifida. Occasionally this can present with abnormal sensations in the arms and legs, even later in life. Headaches are probably the more common symptom though. These things typically get worse with coughing or sneezing. If ongoing, a complete evaluation by a neurologist would be beneficial. ...Read more

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How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?

How long does the upper extremity joint MRI without dye take?

20 - 45 min: Depending on your ability to lie still, the size of the MRI magnet and the computing software used, it will likely take from 20 to 45 minutes for the scan. You should allow 90 minutes total for registration, preparation, positioning and instructions. ...Read more

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Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more