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If CT results are abnormal will the ordering dr be notified right away?

Sometimes...: It depends on the nature of the abnormality and no urgent the reading radiologist thinks the problem is. There are many varieties of abnormal, and many just need a routine follow up, sometimes another study in 6 months or so...So unless the radiologist thinks it is an emergency, the ordering doctor may not my informed right away. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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Can't bm w/o suppository for 9 wks..nothing found w colonoscopy, waiting on CT results..could this be related to my abnormal pap/ASCUS?

Can't bm w/o suppository for 9 wks..nothing found w colonoscopy, waiting on CT results..could this be related to my abnormal pap/ASCUS?

No: Your bowel movements are not related to your cervix. Please try drinking enough water so that your urine is dilute and watery, to ensure proper hydration. You should also try a fiber laxative such as Metamucil. It may take a while for your bowel to get rid of the habit of suppository. ...Read more

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Abnormal pap smear result, chart online says A in "Flag" category w/ HSIL. With title "Pap IG, CT-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU what does this mean? Do I have HPV?

Abnormal pap smear result, chart online says A in "Flag" category w/ HSIL. With title "Pap IG, CT-Ng, rfx HPV ASCU what does this mean? Do I have HPV?

Follow up on this!: It is not entirely clear what this line means but let me break it down for you a bit. HSIL stands for high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. This is one step before cervical cancer and if that's what the pap said, you need a colposcopy and cervical biopsy. CT usually means chlamydia was negative. rfx HPV means reflex HPV in the event that the pap is ASCUS. HPV is positive for most HSIL. ...Read more

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Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous, i just has a CT scan and all clear as well. What could this be?

Had sputum cytology test come back with atypical results, but not cancerous,  i just has a CT scan and all clear as well.  What could this be?

Sputum cytology: If report mentions that atypical cells present, but not cancerous, then it means they are reactive in nature, could be due to some inflammation or infection etc. As CT scan is clear, so don't worry. Just follow doctor's advise. ...Read more

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Scrotal trauma has resulted in pulling pain in lower abdomen right side diagonally 1-2 inch away from penile shaft.Usg is nrml.So CT or MRI can help?

Scrotal trauma has resulted in pulling pain in lower abdomen right side diagonally 1-2 inch away from penile shaft.Usg is nrml.So CT or MRI can help?

Scrotal pain: Nope. There is really nothing that could help there unless this is a hernia and not a pulled muscle. The muscle that raises and lowers the scrotum based upon body temperature is too small to be evaluated by these radiological processes. Time heals. ...Read more

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Ct reported that thers mild hydronephrosis on right.Reflux could result in the mild hydronephrosis. The pain has been for 3 weeks. What it means?

Ct  reported that thers mild hydronephrosis on right.Reflux could result in the mild hydronephrosis. The pain has been for 3 weeks. What it means?

Hard to tell: Indeed, mild reflux can result in mild hydronephrosis on ct scan. A voiding cystogram can better diagnosis that. Typically, reflux is a concern in children but is less of a problem in adults and does not usually cause pain. ...Read more

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I had a hemi thyroidectomy in 2006 right side I recently had a CT of my neck for other reasons and the results came back with a heterogenous enlargement of myl left side. Should I be concerned?

I had a hemi thyroidectomy in 2006 right side I recently had a CT of my neck for other reasons and the results came back with a heterogenous enlargement of myl left side. Should I be concerned?

Need an ultrasound: If the right side was taken out and u were not placed on thyroid replacement, it's common for the left side to overcompensate & gets a little bigger. With the ct scan above, i would get an ultrasound of the thyroid to make sure there is no nodules in the "heterogenous" left lobe. If there is, u will need to follow it or get a biopsy. I assume the right was not cancerous since the left was left in. ...Read more

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Dr. Has gotten my results of CT abd/pelvis w/wo contrast. Message said nothing urgent found. What are examples of urgent vs non urgent results?

Ct readings: Urgent are things that can kill you if you don't do something quickly, like a big aneurysm, a large stone obstructing the kidneys... Non urgent are things that can wait until you show up to the clinic for discussion. ...Read more

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