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How Long Does The Thoracic Spine Ct Scan With Dye Take
Very fast: Today's high speed scanners work very quickly. This exam should take around 10 minutes at the most. ...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
Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can i still exercise and is it dangerous. Help?
Hemangiomas: are common incidental findings when imaging the spine. They are benign, and generally of no concern. Some radiologists don't bother mentioning them in their reports. They are only a potential problem if they are very large(causing the vertebral body to be weaker and more prone to fracture) or expansile. But that is very unusual, and highly unlikely if yours was only mentioned as "incidental" ...Read more
ER doctor told me that my ct scan incidentally showed a lower thoracic spine hemangioma, what is it, should i be concern, and what is "incidentally"?
Hemangioma...: hemangiomas are abnormal blood vessel collections. Whether or not they need to be treated depends on the exact location and size. The word "incidentally" means something else was being looked for but this was found. You need to follow up with the doctor who ordered the test and see what treatment, if any, is needed. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just recently had a CT scan of the lungs with dye and now my doc has ordered MRI of my spine with dye. What are the risk of too much dye in system?
No: The dye as it's called is gadolinium and it shows up and gives very good outline of the areas studied with no scatter artifact. It is excreted fairly rapidly. The tests may not be able 2 b done the same day, 2 allow the contrast 2 clear, but no risk that i know of. ...Read more
L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?
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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