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Digital X Ray
Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more
Yes: Chest xray looks at the lung tissue superimposed on a the chest wall tissue including the ribs and all the muscles and thus can miss subtle findings. In addition, lung infection can be subtle, with presentation as a small focus of infection or a rather very faint infection area that can be very difficult to detect with xray alone. A ct study may be useful if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes if greatly enlar: An enlarged heart can be seen on X-ray or CT scan especially if it is greatly enlarged. However, the cause for the enlargement is usually not apparent by those means. An echocardiogram (ultrasound) usually does a better job. sometimes more specialized tests are needed. However, if this is the 1st time that an enlarged heart was detected, it is best to get it confirmed & identify the cause. GL & TY ...Read more
No: X-ray will reveal the space between the vertebral bodies where the disc is found but unless the disc is calcified, it will not be visualized as x-ray energy will pass through this soft tissue structure while it does not penetrate the bone but you can get idea of how degenerative the disc may be by seeing how narrowed the disc space is or amount of bone spurs seen around it. Ct & MRI reveal disc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?
My rt ovary measures 3.89 x 2.59 x 2.21cm. Left measures 3.61 x 3.04 x 2.29. Uterus is 12.98 x 9.66 X 6.66 cm. Is this normal?
Ultrasound results: right ovary 4.5 X 3.7 X 2.2, left ovary 6.0 X 5.8 X 3.3 simple cyst 4.3 X 3.5 X 2.9. What does this mean? Concerning?
Cysts are common: It is very normal for wome to develop a cyst from time to time. Most resolve within 6-8 weeks and do not require surgery. For some, cysts can be painful. Others do not even know they have a cyst. There are several types of cysts. Your doctor can give you specific advise on the management of your specific cyst. ...Read more
Changes on the: Margin or joint of an ulna at the wrist may be a sign of infalmmatory arthritis, inure, early osteoarthritsi, or just an artifact of normal anatomy but it won't be from uisng a comoute mouse. If one has a joint with xray chages and one does something that irritated it then it owuld make that joint sore but arthritis no whether its a mouse or a car or a smart phone. ...Read more
I recently had a mammogram. The techn. took 1 or 2 additional x rays at the mammogram.Why? Can I get cancer due to additional x rays taken at the mam?
Worth the risk: Ionizing radiation contributes to the accumulation of mutations that underlies all cancers. It's a matter of weighing risks versus benefits. No one's even been able to measure any risk from dental x-rays, and even risks from chest x-rays and ct scans are simply guesstimates. I needed dental x-rays last week and trust me, it's worth the almost-zero risk. ...Read more