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Incidental Lesion Lung Ct Scan
Dr found a very small lesion on my lung, i worry about it but he said its so small we dont need a CT scan.how do i ease my mind?
Small lung lesion: Most very small lesions/spots/nodules seen on chest x-ray are benign temporary findings or calcifications. The usual recommendation is for repeat x-ray in 1 year, or perhaps 6 months if you have risk factors(smoking, risk of TB or other lung infection). if there is change, such as increased size then a CT scan may be appropriate. Again most of the small findings on CXR are benign. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Wow: This is a tough issue. It will need the discussion of several lung specialists to find the right option. Vats bullectomy and watchful waiting with bronchodilators are options. Stay away from er, they tend to put in chest tubes because they think this is a pneumothorax. In asymptomatic patients it is best to not perform surgery. You must see a lung doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a ct scan they found a 2 cm lung lesion on my left lung should I be worried they referred me to get a biopsy I had phenmonia when I was a baby,?
CT scan of lungs (to rule out clot) showed 15mm lesion on sternum, well corticated. Do I need this monitored or further tests?
If it were me, I--: --would. I would want an MRI bone scan. This would give me an idea if solid or cystic, also the nuclear scan would tell me if it is active, ie: destroying bone. The scan would tell me if there is increased bone uptake, meaning the bone is actively being repaired. If @ all suspicious, have it removed. ...Read more
Ok I promise to spell proof br ca 08-10 chemoleft mastectomy. 2 weeks ago CT scan for a diff reason however found very enlarged lymphnodes in mediastatin and lung non calcified lesion. Just want to kno next step as I don't c the dr who ordered the scan n
Follow up CT: The importance of the findings may depend on why your ct scan was done. Current guidelines suggest Incidental single lung nodules between 4-6 mm in patients over 35 need follow ct scan, the interval between scans is dependent on the risk of cancer (smokers, exposure to asbestos, etc). 10mm(1cm) lymph note near trachea is upper limits of normal size. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ct scan showed 11mm spiculated lesion in upper zone of left lower lung lobe. Am non smoker,never smoke but have asthma was hospitalised for bronchitis?
Just had CT scan for my mcrc, lesions in liver, one in lung, hernia containing low density material, diffuse omental disease what is my prognosis?
Short term: I am sorry to hear of your metastatic colorectal cancer. You have metastatic disease and the ct scan shows omental disease. This would be a good time to get hospice involved. The doctor who ordered the tests will be able to review the findings. Bring a family member to help write down your questions and answers. Again I am sorry to hear about your disease. ...Read more
Confused . Mcrc patient . Old CT scan says no lung lesions . New CT report 4 months after .. "Another upper lobe nodule which remains unchanged "?
The nodule: may not have been commented on in the first scan, but it was noticed in the second CT. When the interpreting radiologist saw the nodule, he probably reviewed the old one and found it there too. A stable nodule is often a good thing in the right context. Talk to your doctor with any questions. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
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