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Does A Ct Scan Show Liver Damage
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
CT of the liver: Can show tumors, cirrhosis, bile duct problems, and overall size. Hepatitis (liver inflammation) can sometimes be suggested by the presence of fluid (edema) around the portal vessels but blood liver function tests are the standard by which liver inflammation is diagnosed. ...Read more
Stimulants: Stimulants such as Cocaine and amphetamine exert their effects on the user's nervous system and change the user's emotions, behavior, and affects cognition. They may cause miicrovascular ischemic disease of the brain which is unlikely to be detected by MRI or ct scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible : The IV contrast provides imaging of blood flow into kidneys and will detect blockages, aneurysms, asymmetric flow, mass, structural problems. Lab draw and renal panel provide functional information on how your kidneys are performing as filters. Your doc will want to follow up with you after all the studies are complete to give you results. The IV contrast itself can be damaging to your kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Labyrinthitis is not diagnosed with either ct or mri. It is a clinical diagnosis, meaning a diagnosis that is made by your symptoms and examination. There is a test called an eng which can be done as well that looks at how your eyes move in response to challenges to your balance system. The eyes are "hard wired" to the inner ear and in cases of vertigo they will move rapidly. This can be measured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could.: Inflammatory changes would show up on a ct scan of an infected uterus, but usually laboratory studies, and the clinical exam would give an idea of this as well. Women with suspected uterine infections (when not pregnant) are usually treated for this with antibiotics. The ct scan may be looking for other sources of infection like appendicitis, or intestinal infections. ...Read more
Yes: An Abdominal can should include the spleen. ...Read more
Better details: The resolution, details shown, on ct is more effective than that of ultrasound. Ultrasound shows liquids e.g. Cysts and effusion better and is cheaper but in obese patients ultrasound has limited penetration. Accordingly, ultrasound, in these patients, is usually replaced by ct that views fatty tissues better and penetrates as deep as needed for better resolution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on what: People with lupus have many possible combinations of symptoms and signs. At one time it was estimated there were over 1500 different combination. Now the questions what are you imaging? For the lungs usually a high resolution CT scan. For the brain an MRI scan. Your physicians will also do an examination and labs to see how your lupus is doing. ...Read more
Not well: A contrast enhanced exam is necessary to assess the coronary arteries in a meaningful way in young patients. Cardiologists use contrast for catheterization, but noninvasive coronary angiography with contrast is preferable. Read more about ct scans and contrast here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-with-contrast.Html mri would be a way to go without contrast but lacks detail of ct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More function: Mri is more anatomic in detecting configuration of soft tissues and extent of disease. Sometimes not able to entirely differentiate infection from tumor or infarction of bone. Gallium may be used sometimes to detect infection. However not specific accumulating in infection, some tumors, and inflammatory conditions. Nuclear tagged white blood cells are usually more specific for infection. ...Read more
No: Ct and ultrasound does not "always" show kidney stones. The resolution may not be sensitive enough to see very small stones less than 2 to 3 mm. Depending on the thickness of the images on the ct scan, a stone may be potentially missed between the images taken by the ct scanner. Ultrasound may also over-read or miss very small stones as well. Overall though, the detection rate is still very hi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to know more.: Unless ct shows it's a simple cyst, further testing is needed. If it's solid, it may still be benign. In people without known cancer, most solid lesions in the liver are benign hemangiomas, but this diagnosis should be confirmed not assumed. Mri is best test for liver lesions, but may not be necessary in your case. Need to know more: size? Shape? Was ct done with contrast (xray dye)? ...Read more
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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