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Does It Hurt To Get A Ct Or Cat Scan Done
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?
I never had a cat scan after my concussion & loss of consciousness from my mva on 4/2013 should I get one done?
Probably not: Ct is useful in the acute setting to look for bleeding or fractures. Several months after your accident, it is very unlikely that ct would be helpful if you are not having any new symptoms. If there is any subtle abnormality due to your accident at this point, it is more likely to be seen with mri, but again this is not necessary unless you are having new symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is venous pulse serious? Also, what are the treatments? I just found out I have it on thursday and now have to go get a MRI and cat scan done.
Venous pulse?: I don't understand this term. Please clarify. ...Read more
I get sudden spells of dizziness slurred speech lossofbalance I've had every test done MRI cat scan seen neuorologist tests come -due to this i now have anxiety/panick attacks
It : It would be inappropriate to even attempt to make an internet diagnosis of this complexity without a thorough review of history, exam findings, and all test results. I would pose a question to your neurologist, though, to see if vertebrobasilar insufficiency has been ruled out. This can be associated with vertigo, drop attacks, and in some cases double or blurred vision. The best test for this is usually mra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling in right testis before bowel movement and recedes after it.It doesnt hurt.No hernia in MRI and cat scan,physical examination done.
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
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