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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
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
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 you 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
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
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?
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?
Abnormal results and they wanted me to get a chest CT scan. I haven't had the CT done yet, but they said my white blood cell was low. Is this normal, should I be concerned?
Slight: Low counts may be normal, more profound levels may be of concern. If that's the case, should see hematologist. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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?
Yes but you need to: State what the findings are for me to do this. ...Read more
Unusual: It would be unusual for a ct of the chest not to show any abnormalities in a patient with mycoplasma pneumonia, but it would also be difficult t o make a definitive diagnosis of mycoplasma from a ct scan. More likely the report would suggest an 'atypical infectious or inflammatory process'. ...Read more
HealthTap Prime: There's no way for any of us to see the CT scan you uploaded unless you engage one of the physicians on Healthtap Prime. That is the only way we have access to your chart/ file. More importantly, what was the symptom / sign you were experiencing that prompted you to undergo a CT scan in the first place? The symptom is more important than the scan & a good description can make the scan irrelevant! ...Read more
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Need images: Not without seeing the images, which is beyond the scope of this website. Additionally, there are medicolegal implications for interpreting a study "unofficially.". ...Read more
Ct: Your doctor might not have the results yet. Call your doctor and ask about your results and if they have them yet. ...Read more
Computerized: There is no actual color to CT scanning. It is a density map, usually coded in gray scale. Any color is added by the computer to make the image easier to look at, usually in 3D reconstructions. ...Read more
How long does it take to get results from a CT scan, I had one two weeks ago and haven't heard anything.
Varies: It is variable depending upon the practice model. Usually the scan is interpreted within 24 hours. Sometimes the interpretation is delayed if they are trying to obtain prior studies for comparison, or if they need an expert second opinion for a particularly complex case. If the report is mailed to the referring doc, there may be a delay. 2 weeks seems too much.maybe call your doc to follow-up ...Read more
I received results of a CT scan which said that I had 'background emphysemic changes'. I have never smoked. What does this mean?
See a pulmonologist: The findings on ct may be mild or extensive and emphysematous changes can also be seen with environmental exposures (dusts, etc.), second hand smoke exposure, genetic predisposition, rheumatologic diseases, etc. How important the changes are depends on symptoms and lung function tests. ...Read more
I have no follow up appointment after my CT to discuss my results, consultant said she would write to me with them, is this normal?
CT results: Not sure how things operate in the UK, but if you are concerned about the results, and don't feel comfortable waiting for a mailed report, I suggest calling the doctor's office and asking to discuss it. ...Read more
Can I send you an email with my CT scan results. I would like to know if there is anything showing that could be a cause of my pain???
No: This portion of healthtap is strictly for health and medical education as a service to the public. Concierge or Healthtap Prime services may be what you're looking for. ...Read more
I just read results of a recent CT scan and it says that I have one or two (?) small periaortitic nodes that are sub pathologic? I
Lymph nodes: Are normal anatomic structures. If the nodes identified on your CT are normal/shape(that's what it sounds like), they are likely of no concern. ...Read more
How long does it take to get CT results? I had a stat CT of my head and still haven't heard about the results. It's been almost a week & still nothing
Give them a call.: Stat ct results can be available within an hour in an emergency room. Give your provider's office a call. Good luck. Lgromko md. ...Read more
Had a CT scan reading results I don't understand some of it. Like it says almost all of it says unremarkable what do as that mean? Incidental bilateral
CT report: Sorry, but you do not provide enough specific information. "almost all of it says unremarkable" means nothing of any significance to comment on, ie, normal. "incidental bilateral" means the reader saw something that was most likely unimportant but also not expected or requested to be looked for at the time of the initial request. Do speak to the doctor who ordered the scan. ...Read more
Imaging of your body: A ct scan uses x-rays to create a cross-sectional image of the body part affected. It is particularly useful at identifying bony problems, the presence of bleeding, and hard masses. By adding an oral or intravenous contrast before the scan, additional details within soft tissues come to life on the scan. ...Read more
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