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Had A Pet Scan Shows A Carcinoid In Cecum Does It Mean Surgery
Pet scans most often use a radioactive form of glucose, the energy source for most of the cells in our bodies. The pet scanner can detect and measure how much of the radioactive glucose analog, f-18 fdg, is in a particular organ or region. The areas using more glucose are hyper metabolic and generally more worrisome. Our brains and sometimes hearts prefer glucose as food, making ...Read more
What can this mean... Indeterminate uptake in the medistinial/ hilar nodes in a colon cancer pt ? This was noted from a pet scan . Can it mean mets ?
Indeterminate: Metastatic cancer causes increased metabolic activity in lymph nodes. Inflammation and othe conditions can also do that, but not as much. Indeterminate uptake means that the uptake is more than normal, but not so high as to make cancer virtually certain. The uptake is in the range where it could be cancer, but is more likely non-cancer. Hence, indeterminate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does a cancer free pet scan show? When a pet scan shows that a person is cancer free, does that really mean they're done with cancer? Is it cured? Are there any general statistics for a person who had cancer, but a pet scan later showed that the canc
PET : Pet scans are used for diagnosis, staging, and restaging of certain kinds of cancers such as lung, colorectal, esophageal, and head and neck cancers, and for monitoring response to therapy in breast cancer. Different kinds of cancers behave differently, and there is no guarantee that a given cancer is completely "cured, " even following complete remission. In general, evidence of a complete remission on a pet scan is a very favorable prognostic sign, and indicates that treatment was successful. Followup pet scans are still performed at regular intervals, often for the patient's lifetime, in order to monitor for any possible recurrence that might require new treatment. In general, if follow-up pet scans continue to show no evidence of disease over a period of many years, the likelihood of recurrence is low. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had a CT for reevaluation of an adrenal adenoma. Test revealed it was unchanged. But report also said "Spleen is septated." What does that mean?
An: anatomic variation, nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
Mother had colonoscopy- they found a small lesion that they believe is cancer. Doing a CT scan next before the remove it? What does the CT show?
CT scan: The ct scan may show the extent of the tumor. For example the ct scan could reveal if the tumor has invaded through the gut wall and is present in the surrounding fat. It could also show if there are large lymph nodes and weather or not there is spread to the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I had a question. I recently had a whole body Nuclear Medicine bone scan done and the report says "Unremarkable tracer localization is seen in the osseous structures, what does this mean?
Bone scan: The fact that the interpreting md. stated it appears unremarkable is an indication that your scan is normal. The description about the distribution is the regular venacular describing the normal uptake by the bone ( osseous means our bony skeleton) of the material that has been injected . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a known bone tumor it was found in a MRI ... I had a bone scan done and the tumor showed up HOT ... does that mean it's malignant? Would a. Benign tumor ever show up hot in bone scan ... everything I read online says benign would show up cold
Possibly: A bone scan is a very sensitive test but it is not very specific. It will simply "light up" anywhere there is increased bone activity. Fractures, infection, cancers, and benign bone processes can light up on a bone scan. Osteoid Osteoma and Paget's disease are just two examples of benign processes that can light up on a bone scan. Discuss with your doctor, if any question, may need biopsy. ...Read more
Huge mass on ovaries, ultrasound showed nothing, CT scan is how it was found. Being sent for surgery immediately, is it likely cancer or a cyst?
Why would a pet scan show hyperactivity in an area in the colin where i had a polyp removed 2 months prior?
Hypo-dense lesions: Hypodense lesions from infarcts means that there was loss of brain tissue as a result of lack of blood supply to the brain. This may be due to lack of blood flow or obstruction of blood flow to that area of the brain where the lesions are noted on the Head CT. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Maybe: L'hermitte-Duclos disease is a very condition that is not cancerous by itself. Since the majority involve the cerebellum, that is not a strong point for CT imaging because of the bones. They get in the way. Under certain conditions it may be visible. MRI is now a days the way to go. ...Read more
My X-ray shows a nodular opacity in right lung. I had a ctscan and it does not show it; in the CT scan everything is clear. Which one is more accurate?
How accurate is a CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis in detecting pancreatic cancer? I had a normal/clean CT scan, but, i'm worried something was missed.
A solid test: The abdominal ct is actually quite good at picking up masses in the pancreas. If there's a questionable area, but not able to be declared on the ct, it can be repeated with a targeted technique called pancreatic protocol. If your ct is normal, you should be ok. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A CT did not show the presence of cancer but a PET scan with contrast did. Why is this when they were looking for cancer within the pancreas?
Complementary: CT and PET are complementary and are usually used in conjunction with each other. Not uncommonly, a finding on a CT or on a PET will not be seen on the other study. Sometimes, I am asked to biopsy something only seen on PET that I have to guesstimate on the CT scan - using anatomic landmarks - because it is not visible on the CT. That's the challenge of imaging and why your radiologist is valuable ...Read more
Will a CT scan (no contrast) detect cervical cancer if it's stage 2B or above? I realize a CT can't diagnose cervical cancer, I'm just wondering how likely it is that something would show up on a ct.
If a pet scan showed a liver met and a node in October for a person with colon cancer , on chemo, can the january scan show further mets?
How likely is an adrenal tumour not found on CT scan or X-ray? My bloodwork indicates possible adrenal tumour and MRI is next step. Thks!
See below: An adrenal tumor would almost never be visible on an X-ray . Most adrenal nodules are easily visualized on CT scans (anything larger than a few mm) but may not be adequately characterized. Dedicated MRI of the adrenals provides the most information. Also, MRI doesn't use ionizing radiation (like X-ray and CT do). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray showed a calcification in the pelvis & faecal throughout colon A CTU is suggested What does this mean?
An initial CT scan showed no Ln in a ceacal adenocarcinoma but the CT done 1 month later shwed 2 Ln.Did this mean change from stage 2 to 3 by delay t?
Stage 3: Staging is by TNM. When the tumor infiltrates the serosa or outer lining it is T3 (liothyronine). With no nodes it is N0. When nodes are involved it is N1 as in this case. Surgery should always be done for the colon lesion with complete resection of the mesentery of the rt. colon to remove all nodes. chemo here is indicated. ...Read more
Carcinoid refers to neuroendocrine tumors originating in gastrointestinal (GI) tract, lungs and appendix. They are usually indolent developing over many years. Aggressive, fast-growing forms such SCLC known as Oat Cell Ca of lung represents neuroendocrine carcinoma that exhibits rapid growth and early spread to distant sites. They are sensitive ...Read more
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