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How to read a CT scan report?

How to read a CT scan report?

Your doctor: Your doctor should help you understand your report. Unless you went to medical school or have other medical training, the vocabulary used in most reports will be very confusing, and even using a medical dictionary may not fully explain what the radiologist is trying to communicate. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more


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How can I read a cardiotocography ctg?

Doctor required: there is going so much more information into reading a cardiotocogramm that only a doctor should read it ...Read more

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Ct scan results dr said pictures weren't very good. Wants me to get an nuclear stress test. Would it be feasible to ask for another CT scan?

Ct scan results dr said pictures weren't very good. 
Wants me to get an nuclear stress test. Would it be feasible to ask for another CT scan?

Unadvised but possib: Getting another CT scan is 99% likely to give the same picture as the 1st, barring an obvious problem (like the machine broke down, which they would have informed you at the site). Not sure what the nuclear stress test (cardiac?) or the CT scan (brain?) was for, but at this point, another modality is more likely to provide information than repeating the same test. CT scans involve lots of radiatio ...Read more

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How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal scan?

May need to do trans: Vaginal scan, can see a ht beta on transvaginal scan at 6 weeks sometimes definitely by 7 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure that a CT scan shows possibles nodules?

How can I know for sure that a CT scan shows possibles nodules?

Resolution: Ct generally can see nodules 1-2mm or larger. A single nodule 4mm or less is of no consequence. Any significant nodules or masses should be seen by ct. The exception may be skin lesions. ...Read more

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Cardiac ct scan results dr said pictures weren't very good. Wants me to get a nuclear stress test. Would it be feasible to ask for another CT scan?

Cardiac ct scan results dr said pictures weren't very good. 
Wants me to get a nuclear stress test. Would it be feasible to ask for another CT scan?

Unadvised but possib: Getting another CT scan is 99% likely to give the same picture as the 1st, barring an obvious problem (like the machine broke down, which they would have informed you at the site). Another modality is more likely to provide information than repeating the same test. CT scans involve lots of radiation, & show calcium deposits & perhaps blood flow, but not if heart is affected. The Nuc stress will. ...Read more

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How well can a CT scan detect a hysterectomy?

How well can a CT scan detect a hysterectomy?

Obvious: A hysterectomy should be pretty obvious on ct scan. Things will be missing and there may be surgical clips. ...Read more

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Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

No: The ultrasonographer, or "tech" is not allowed to tell you the results of your exam, because they are not physicians. Sometimes a physician will give an ultrasonographer permission to tell patients some information before the physician reviews the images, but usually you have to wait to get the results until the physician makes a determination about the results of the exam. ...Read more

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How should I prepare for an abdominal CT scan?

How should I prepare for an abdominal CT scan?

Fast and drink prep: You will be asked to fast for several hours beforehand. Then, you will probably be given some flavored contrast to drink, which is a type of dye to make the scans show more detail. You may also need to have an IV inserted to get IV contrast. The exact details will vary based on why the scan was ordered. The radiology department will give you exact instructions for your particular test. ...Read more

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What to do about neck ultrasound clean so why was a CT scan ordered?

Findings on Exam?: Perhaps there were findings on a physical exam that were not explained by the ultrasound? Why not ask your doctor? ...Read more

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How can a CT scan actually work?

How can a CT scan actually work?

Multiple projections: A ct cross-sectional image (slice) is reconstructed from a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions/projections; therefore, there is no overlap of body parts and much better contrast compares to traditional xray images.. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss an ovarian cyst on a transvaginal ultrasound and find it on a CT scan?

Possibly: No test is 100% perfect and anything can be missed on any diagnostic test especially if it is small. In general ultrasound is best for imaging the female reproductive organs and is much less expenxive than a ct or mri. ...Read more

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How soon can a baby's gender be detected on an ultrasound scan?

How soon can a baby's gender be detected on an ultrasound scan?

11 weeks: or so, but it doesn't have the highest accuracy this early. ...Read more

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What can a CT scan show that an ultrasound can't show?

What can a CT scan show that an ultrasound can't show?

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 more

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How much does it cost me to get a pet CT scan in india?

How much does it cost me to get a pet CT scan in india?

Unlike many imaging: Procedures, whereeach test tries to pay off the cost of the instrument, each pet scan needs to buy a cyclotron produced dose of flurodeoxyglucose. It has a short half life, and it must be paid as well as the scanner. These will always have high cost of production so medical tourism may not work as well as for a procedure or a simple diagnostic study. ...Read more

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How early can you see a fetal heartbeat on a transabdominal ultrasound?

6-7 weeks from LMP: Transvaginal ultrasound can detect fetal heartbeat earlier than transabdominal ultrasound (5-6 weeks after lmp). Transabdominal ultrasound varies a bit more primarily due to differences in maternal size. In general, the fetal heartbeat should be visible transabdominally by 7 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how contrast make cancer stand out in a CT scan ?

Can you tell me how contrast make cancer stand out in a CT scan ?

Vascularity: The contrast makes blood vessels whiter to stand out. Most tumors are hypervascular, they have more blood vessels. This makes them easier to see with contrast. Some tumors are not hypervascular and can be seen because they are less white than the surrounding tissues. Otherwise an MRI may be required to see the tumor. ...Read more

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Please only those that understand how to read an ultra sound test: how is an ultra sound test for thyroid read?

Please only those that understand how to read an ultra sound test: how is an ultra sound test for thyroid read?

Many factors: A thyroid u/s may be done by a radiologist, an endocrinologist, a thyroid surgeon, or others. It is best done by someone who also does needle biopsy, if necessary. The u/s will detect nodules, vascularity, cysts, texture, and other features which can suggest a higher cancer risk. The u/s tells the doctor about structure (what it looks like). It says nothing about whether it is hyperactive. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to expect with a CT brain scan?

Please advise me what to expect with a CT brain scan?

Brain CT Scan: Brain ct scan without contrast is a non-invasive procedure, it will take app. 5 minutes, it is painful and you will hear no noise in contrary to brain MRI which will need 45 minutes to be done and you will hear a lot of magnetic field noises. ...Read more