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Cta (Definition)

Computed tomography angiography. Specialized contrast enhanced CT technique that visualizes the blood vessels. Can simulate a traditional angiogram without ...Read more


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Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...

Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...

Yes: While CT angiogram of the chest won't provide a numeric score for coronary calcium, the radiologist can say whether there is coronary calcification, whether there is more than expected. Lung nodules will definitely be seen on a CT angiogram of the chest. ...Read more

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Why did they want a cta chest scan?

Why did they want a cta chest scan?

?: See radiologyinfo.Org for info. Ask your doc why. ...Read more

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Could a cta chest scan with IV contrast detect problems with the heart?

Could a cta chest scan with IV contrast detect problems with the heart?

Not best: Test for heart but sometimes we see things like coronary artery disease and large atrial septal defects. Aortic valve disease can sometimes be seen. Best to have appropriate test for the portion of the heart your doc is worried about. ...Read more

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Docs, could a cta chest scan with IV contrast detect problems with the heart?

Docs, could a cta chest scan with IV contrast detect problems with the heart?

Yes: Cta is a contrast study of the lungs usually but if correct images are obtained the heart can also be evaluated. ...Read more

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Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. what should I do?

Chest cta notes 3mm and 5mm ground glass nodules. Dr didn't seem worried. I read these are more likely to be cancer. what should I do?

Follow up checks: Lung nodules on CT cans are common; most of these nodules are benign unless you are a heavy smoker. The best way to resolve the question of them being benign or cancerous is to obtain a follow up CT scan in 6 months. If they remain unchanged they are considered benign. you may have to change your doctor if the first one is not willing to do a follow up with a CT scan of your chest. ...Read more

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To start had norm stress test, ECG norm except late trans, cta chest norm and holter norm but getting left side chest pain under breast and into shoulder. Bp fine. Pos Lyme test. Serious? Muscular?

To start had norm stress test, ECG norm except late trans, cta chest norm and holter norm but getting left side chest pain under breast and into shoulder. Bp fine. Pos Lyme test. Serious? Muscular?

Lab tests: Your cardiac labs are fine. The positive lyme titer is of some concern. The symptom is nonspecific and not a high probability for being heart caused. Should discuss with your doctor about musculoskeletal and also the signficance if any of the positive lyme titer. ...Read more

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A couple red flat lesions in chest and abdomen area come n go when i sweat becomes darker in color ( red) what can it be?

A couple red flat lesions in chest and abdomen area come n go when i sweat becomes darker in color ( red) what can it be?

Rash: Could be allergies, you can develop allergies ( contact/environmental/ food) even if you never had them. They darken when you sweat because you are vasodilating/ increasing blood flow to the area when sweating. Would test for lyme disease. It could also be related to change in vasomotor tone to triggers/stress/catecholamines/histamine, rarely autoimmune conditions. Follow up with a doctor ...Read more

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Quick sharp pains that are random and all over chest and abdomen. Is this gas? Been having gallbladder issues lately. Can this cause it?

Quick sharp pains that are random and all over chest and abdomen.  Is this gas? Been having gallbladder issues lately.  Can this cause it?

Possibly gallstones: Gallstones when they cause symptoms can cause reflux and bloating, pain, cramps and diarrhea. Everyone has a particular set of symptoms. It's not exactly the same for everyone. An ultrasound that shows gallstones with a good history and a physical exam that produces tenderness in the right upper abdomen is a good sign that the gallbladder should be removed. Worth a visit to a GI or surgeon. ...Read more

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I frequently feel pain in my chest and abdomen what could be the reason?

I frequently feel pain in my chest and abdomen what could be the reason?

Needs to be checked: Pain in chest and abdomen needs to be checked by your doctor to find the cause so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had a sunburn on my chest and abdomen. A couple days ago i got out of the shower and noticed small red dots on my chest and abdomen. Help?

I recently had a sunburn on my chest and abdomen. A couple days ago i got out of the shower and noticed small red dots on my chest and abdomen. Help?

Peeling?: I'm guessing the sunburned skin is starting to peel, which is normal. Apply Hydrocortisone cream if it itches. If you think something else is going on, send us a photo, or let a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain throughout chest and abdomen when i take deep breaths?

What causes sharp pain throughout chest and abdomen when i take deep breaths?

Could be: A chest wall problem due to slipped rib syndrome, somatic dysfunction of the rib or costochondritis. Try some advil (ibuprofen) for a few days and see your doctor for exam and treatment options. It could also be inflammation of lung lining or other lung problems. ...Read more

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Why is it everytime i take my insulin i get a gassy feeling in my chest and abdomen. It also causes buring in my chest and sob?

Why is it everytime i take my insulin i get a gassy feeling in my chest and abdomen. It also causes buring in my chest and sob?

It could be : Drug reaction, although it is very rare to react in this way to insulin. Confer with your doctor about it, maybe he can change your Insulin type. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my chest and abdomen that start out as a BB under the skin. They never went away so I tried to pop them.Now they are hard bumps?

I have these bumps on my chest and abdomen that start out as a BB under the skin. They never went away so I tried to pop them.Now they are hard bumps?

Bumps on chest: Did anything come out when you tried to pop it? May be folliculitis and may respond to bacitracin-an over the counter med ( mupirocin is a prescription that works better),may be cystic .F/U with doctor urgent care. ...Read more