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How Long Does A Ct Scan Of Chest Take
Variable: The actual reading time for a ct depends on how complicated the findings are, but around 20-30 minutes. However, the imaging center may perform many many scans per day, so it may take a while before your study is read. Turn around time for a routine exam is usually a day or two. Again, this varies from one imaging center to the next. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the ct. ...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
Is it possible to get melanoma from one CT scan (in chest area)? If yes how we can prevent it and how long it will take to appear?
Is it possible to damage DNA from single chest CT scan which can lead to cancer later in life? If yes then how long it will take to develop?
Stop worrying: Your dna is being damaged constantly as you go about your business. Your own body, especially your potassium atoms, are radioactive, and you are being bombarded constantly by cosmic rays. Scans are only one of thousands of sources of radiation. You can't avoid it, the exposure you get in a scan is hopefully worth the benefit, and you need keep it in perspective and get on with living your life. ...Read more
How long does it takes to get radiation induced cancer? Should i worry after 5 to 10 years as i had on chest CT scan month ago with 4.8msv dose?
May not even happen: The average ct scan in the us exposes us anywhere between 3 and 10 msv. A dose of 10 msv increases the risk of getting any cancer by 0.1% and the risk of fatal cancer by 0.05%. According to the national research council and the U.S. Fda, any person has a 20% risk of dying from cancer in their lifetime. One ct scan of 10msv would increase the chance to 20.05%. Not a big risk. Don't worry too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had chest CT scan. Results show scarring on the lungs but hospital doesn't want to see me for 2 to 3 months. That seems long time. Is that normal?
I'm having chest pain when i take a deep breath quit smoking 7 years ago have a hiatial hernia also have periodic back pain clean ct scan 3 months ago?
Not tumor: It is very UNlikely for this to be tumor since a CT 3 months ago was normal. More likely pleurisy or pain in the muscles or ribs of the chest ...Read more
Constant pain in upper back and also under breast 3 mths.GP given me gabapentin take 2 tablets 3 times a day.Could this be related to my Breast cancer from 2005 treated with Radiopherapy and removal of left lymphnode removed Am awaiting chest CT scan?
Well: Sounds like you are already having this evaluated. Just wait for Ct results and then go from there. ...Read more
Had elevated dimer d test of 308 and had an ekg chest x ray and ct scan with the medicine that lights up vein was sent home and was told to just take a baby asprin now having weird head pain and leg pain..should i be worried? Was also just put on celexa
Worried: People have tests done for various reasons. Many people have symptoms. You need to discuss both with a physician who will interpret them in the context of your medical history and who will be best situated to hear and address your concerns. Please make an appointment with your doctor. ...Read more
Have pain under my ribs on my right side. ER did a ct scan and they said it was normal, enlarged appendix. Why didn't they take it out? More issues?
Because incidental: finding not likely related to ribs since it is located in the right lower abdomen and was inceidental finding, er is for emergencies and they wanted to rule that out , you can schedule a surgeon to remove the appendix if you want since it can burst later but may not be necessary but you can have a surgeon ready when needed. if pain in the right lower abdomin and fever and vomiting it can be the ap ...Read more
Cramping sharp pain in chest when i move a certain way or bend, sometimes out of nowhere, pain level 10 dont last long normal xray EKG and cat scan?
Chest pain: Usually when you have pain that hurts when you move it is your muscles or bones in the chest wall that are causing the pain. However, there are many factors to consider about the best workup and how urgent you need the evaluation such as how long have you had it, how old you are and what other medical problems you have. If you are short of breath at all you should immediately seek medical care. ...Read more
Too much radiation? Recently, i had a cat scan of my sinuses and a chest x-ray.
They are thinking about getting a cat scan of my brain. But to my understanding that's a lot of radiation in a short amount of time. How long are you supposed to wait until th
The : The amount of radiation from ct is certainly higher than from traditional plain film xrays, and you're right to wonder about the risk. However, there are a couple of important issues to consider. First of all, if there's a clinical problem that needs to be sorted out, and if ct is the best way to do that, then the amount of radiation from one additional study is probably not worth worrying about: you're far better off getting a diagnosis that leads to treatment than missing that diagnosis because the full evaluation was not completed. Secondly, you should know that the risk of radiation from cts (and other sources) have to be looked at in both short term and long term perspectives. Without getting too involved in physics, the message is this: a lot of xrays in a short period of time can cause short-term injuries like skin burns and hair loss, whereas a large number of xrays over a lifetime may increase the risk of cancer. It's very unlikely that another ct scan (or even several) right now would cause a skin injury--that's much more likely with image-guided procedures like coronary angiography. On the other hand, your risk of developing cancer from ct imaging (though very small) is the same whether the cts are done all at once or spread out over several years. What it boils down to is this: if your doctor has a specific concern and needs more imaging to make a diagnosis, then getting another ct is probably a good idea. Waiting a while won't make any real difference, except perhaps to delay your treatment. If, on the other hand, he or she is just "covering the bases, " then it may not be worthwhile. You might ask your doctor what, specifically, he or she is looking for and why he or she can't use other tests. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lots: The chest mainly contains the lungs , heart and great vessels. Ct can see small tumors, either primary lung cancer or metastatic disease which frequently goes to the lung. It is most commonly used to detect tumors but is also used to quickly diagnose in trauma cases. It's also for evaluating heart and vessels abnormalities. It can diagnose and follow chronic lung diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The scan can find blood clots (pulmonary embolism), enlarged lymph nodes, fluid between the chest wall the the lung (pleural effusion), lung nodules, fluid between the heart and its enclosing sack (pericardial effusion), sometimes abnormalities of the esophagus (the swallowing tube) and liver and lastly hernias of the diaphragm. This is not all inclusive but covers most of the common abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had a Ct scan of chest and it said no plaque or calcium build up. does that mean my pipes are good?Ct with contrast of chest Would that see block
If you had a CT: calcium scoring scan, it means you have a probability of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease near zero. This type of scan doesn't evaluate coronary artery anatomy, nor can it detect non calcified "soft" plaque. That type of CT requires contrast injection. If you just had a routine chest CT, it wouldn't be that sensitive for detecting early coronary artery disease. ...Read more
I had a CT scan of chest to rule out widen mediastinum. What are the chances of getting cancer from that once CT scan. ?
Very small: Very small if not zero. Can be negleted with once ct chest. Ct scans may slightly increase the risk of developing cancer with accumulating doses. This risk is usually very small in adult, may be slightly higher in pediatric population and type of the scan. Because of the possible risk, no imaging exam should be done unless there is a clear indication. ...Read more
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Ct scan of chest negative go and heart dr ruled everything out but still have chest pain what could it be?
Wow: see lung expert also. No reason to wait. Ultrasound may be useful. Good luck. ...Read more
CT scan of chest came back normal but says "Soft tissue in the anterior mediastinum noted,likely residual thymic tissue." thymoma at 21 possible?
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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