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

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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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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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I had a CT scan 10 years ago due to headaches. It came back abnormal. It said a focal, well circumscribed area of low density is identified within the region of corpus. I did an MRI after that and the results were normal. Should I be worried?

I had a CT scan 10 years ago due to headaches. It came back abnormal. It said a focal, well circumscribed area of low density is identified within the region of corpus. I did an MRI after that and the results were normal. Should I be worried?

MRI more sensitive.: The results of a brain MRI are more conclusive than the results of a CT scan, so if the MRI reading was correct, then you would have little to worry about. However, if happen to have copies of the studies on a CD, you can request a secondary review by initiating a private consult here on HealthTap. ...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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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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I'm not sure what my tests mean. Abnormal changes in both ovaries and endometrium And Rotation of small intestine. I will attach CT Results ?

I'm not sure what my tests mean. Abnormal changes in both ovaries and endometrium
And Rotation of small intestine. I will attach CT Results ?

CT results: You submitted this entry into the Health Tap medical education site. We can not see your CT scan. Suggest you try Health Tap Concierge for the diagnostics you are requesting. ...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?

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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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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How long for CT results etc ?

CT results: Ct results can be read in 12-24 hours depending on the organ examined. ...Read more

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I would like help in getting CT scan results?

I would like help in getting CT scan results?

How: The results should be available from the radiologist who reads the study. Interpreting the results make take the assistance of a clinician. ...Read more