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What to do if I had a cta of neck and wondering what the impression means?

What to do if I had a cta of neck and wondering what the impression means?

Contact ordering doc: If you don't understand what the impression of your CTA means, you should contact the doctor that ordered that exam be done for you. You may also contact the Radiologist that interpreted the exam. ...Read more

Cta (Definition)

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


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Brief episodes of pulsatile tinnitus left ear only upon standing up? . Multiple normal 3t mri/a cta head neck for headaches. Normal BP and weigh.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Brief episodes of pulsatile tinnitus left ear only upon standing up? . Multiple normal 3t mri/a cta head neck for headaches. Normal BP and weigh.

See an ENT: Pulsatile tinnitus is due to a change in blood flow in the vessels near the ear. Pulsatile tinnitus can have many causes. If a specific cause is found, this may point to a specific solution. See an ENT for consultation. ...Read more

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How long does the neck cta take?

Dr. Laura Pak Dr. Pak
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How long does the neck cta take?

A few minutes: The technician puts an IV in your arm and you lay flat on a narrow table. The table slides into a large donut shaped xray tube. You hold your breath for a few seconds, then you feel a hot sensation all over, and it's all done. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a neck cta done?

NO: This is a radiology test that typically uses contrast dye injected into an IV in the arm. There is often a warm sensation in the arm but not truely sharp pain. The area being imaged does not usually develop any sensations during this test. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a neck cta done?

Radiology: Neck cta is an investigation involving contrast and ionizing radiation. Hence, you will need to go a radiology office, either a stand alone one or affiliated with a medical center or a hospital. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

CTA of the neck: Cta of the neck is usually done to evaluate arteries in the the neck. Usually the carotid or vertebral arteries. Most common reason is to evaluate narrowing in there arteries. ...Read more

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Did carotid ultrasound imaging and came out normal. Possible CABG short term. Is cta of the neck needed, how much radiation it adds or risk. ?

Did carotid ultrasound imaging  and came out normal. Possible CABG short term. Is  cta of the neck needed, how much radiation it adds or risk.
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Shouldn't: If u/s clear, should be good to go. If they still want a cta, is fair to ask & get rationale, as aren't free--$/dye/rad--it's a reasonable question. If do have to get it, not a huge radiation load as mostly soft tissues. ...Read more

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CTA of head and neck. what are other scans that are useful with this CT technology that differs from MRI technology when scanning the brain/lympth ?

CTA of head and neck. what are other scans that are useful with this CT technology that differs from MRI technology when scanning the brain/lympth ?

Bone and blood: Two big thinks that are easier to see on ct are acute bleed and bone, MRI is better for anything that is related to soft tissue i.e. The brain itself. ...Read more

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Please I need to know where can get a 4d cta of the head and neck to rule out dural fistula. Close to tampa florida. Previous suggestion didnt workout?

Please I need to know where can get a 4d cta of the head and neck to rule out dural fistula. Close to tampa florida. Previous suggestion didnt workout?

See details: This site provides medical advise and does not refer to specific out-patient facilities. Call your insurance plan and ask them. You can also call your nearest hospital and ask them. ...Read more

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How much radiation would be involved in a 4d cta of my head and neck? Cancer risk, hair loss?

How much radiation would be involved in a 4d cta of my head and neck? Cancer risk, hair loss?

Radiation : The amount of radiation is within the safety margin and unlikely to induce cancer or hair loss. Good Luck ...Read more

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Does a CTA coronary scan show thyroid/carotid and would enlarged throat lymph nodes show?

Does a CTA coronary scan show thyroid/carotid and would enlarged throat lymph nodes show?

CTA coronary: Not likely but you can ask for CD and send to me thru Healthtap I think to read for you. Or ask your team to look at those areas. Will show lower carotid or innominate artery. Why is someone your age getting a CT angio? ...Read more

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Chest pain and chest tightness. I've had all heart tests done except cath. Which doctor wont do. This pain is even in my left shoulder and arm and throat gets tight. Even had cta. Anxiety?

Chest pain and chest tightness. I've had all heart tests done except cath. Which doctor wont do. This pain is even in my left shoulder and arm and throat gets tight. Even had cta. Anxiety?

Look elsewhere: Your doctor has made the determination that your pain is not of cardiac origin. There are many other non-cardiac possibilities including rotator cuff pain, tendinitis (in the shoulder), cervical spondylitis, bursitis and many GI causes like gerd and peptic ulcer disease. If the cta is negative, a cath is very unlikely to find disease. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my neck?

How can I strengthen my neck?

Resistance excercise: Just like any other muscle in your body resistance excercises will strengthen your neck muscles. You can do isometric excercises just holding your hand against your head and pushing or there are weight machines in gyms that will allow you to work against weigths while moving your neck. ...Read more

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Pain one side of my neck why?

Pain one side of my neck why?

More info needed: Please, provide more information about the pain including when it began, any know factor that may have brought it on, what makes better or worse and any other associated signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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Can thrash spread to the neck?

Can thrash spread to the neck?

No: If you are talking about thrush in the mouth/tongue… no not likely to spread outside the mouth. A fungal infection on the skin can spread across the skin though. ...Read more

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Should my baby's neck be stiff?

Should my baby's neck be stiff?

No: There are many infants whose neck muscles will develop a tightening after the stresses of delivery. This is seen as they turn their head to the side of the stiffness. If they sleep that way it shortens the muscles and may need therapy.Older infants can develop a similar issue after some viral infections when the neck muscles become involved. Discuss with babies doc. ...Read more

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Can exercise shorten your neck?

Can exercise shorten your neck?

No: The neck is composed of 7 vertebra. They don't lengthen or shorten. Perception of a short neck is from added muscle mass or adipose tissue in obese people. If you are exercising to build a lot of muscle, it might appear as if the the neck shortens. On the other hand, if you are exercising to lose weight, it may appear as if your neck will lengthen. ...Read more