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Cat scan of head showed prominent lytic of the frontal bone and the C3 what could this mean?

Cat scan of head showed prominent lytic of the frontal bone and the C3 what could this mean?

Lyric lesion: A lyric lesion could be a sign of destruction I would just ask the physician who ordered the test to explain this to you ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How long after a spinal fusion is bone growth apparent on x-rays or ct scans? My previous fusion had no bone growth so I want to request extra testing

How long after a spinal fusion is bone growth apparent on x-rays or ct scans? My previous fusion had no bone growth so I want to request extra testing

6-8 weeks: Bony fusion grows like a fracture heals. It generally takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks to see good Xray evidence of fusion. In my practice I will get X-rays at the 6 week point, and usually at the 3 month time point. But other surgeons may have different schedules. It can be helpful to use an external bone growth stimulator, No doubt NOT SMOKING is crucial, and avoiding NSAIDs can help you heal!! ...Read more

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Why would a urologist ask for a CT chest scan and bone scan after CT scans of abdomen?

Why would a urologist ask for a CT chest scan and bone scan after CT scans of abdomen?

Many reasons: If ct of abdomen showed abnormality in kidney or bladder suspicious for cancer. Abnormalities in other organs such as liver, pancreas, bowel can also be seen. Ct exam also demonstrates lower lung field and if something a nodule or pleural effusion was visualized. A bone scan is survey looking for metastatic bone disease. Sometimes bone abnormalities suspicious for tumor can also be detected on ct. ...Read more

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What is the danger of having too many CT scans? I'm concerned about the radiation. I've had 3 CT scans within one year. I have heard that people have died of bone cancer caused by too many xrays. Is this the same?

What is the danger of having too many CT scans? I'm concerned about the radiation. I've had 3 CT scans within one year. I have heard that people have died of bone cancer caused by too many xrays. Is this the same?

Too small to measure: Pilots get an extra 3 mSV yearly and radiation workers up to an extra 20 mSV yearly. This is cumulative. A common CT scan delivers may be 3, a very sick person who needs chest and abdomen with and without contrasts gets 40. No one has been able to measure any increased cancer risk in pilots or radiation workers. I'd stop worrying. If you need the scan, don't hesitate. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node under jaw CT scan neg how do you know if you have Pathogens left behind the bone? Been swollen for 2 months

Swollen lymph node under jaw CT scan neg how do you know if you have Pathogens left behind the bone? Been swollen for 2 months

Good questio: If a radiograph does not visualize either infection or tooth fragment, energy testing will identify and quantify the presence of infection. Appropriate detoxification and/or surgery will resolve the infection and swelling. ...Read more

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I have cad. Have had well over a dozen CT scans chest xrays and heart caths. Now I have lots of pain in my joints and bones. Any relation?

I have cad. Have had well over a dozen CT scans chest xrays and heart caths. Now I have lots of pain in my joints and bones. Any relation?

No: Joint pain is not related to cad. It can be related to some medications used to treat cad. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have neck bone spurs at C5/6 level. Can this trigger headaches at the eyebrow? Dr thinks it's Supraorbital Neuralgia. Sinus ct scans clean

I have neck bone spurs at C5/6 level. Can this trigger headaches at the eyebrow? Dr thinks it's Supraorbital Neuralgia. Sinus ct scans clean

C5/6 to low level: To effect eyebrow. If it was C1/2/3 then you can suspect of getting headache from it but still it would not reach that high, it would effect lower part of the head. Some sort of nerve inflammation going on with you but what ever it is should be much above of the C5/6. So, go with your doctor. ...Read more

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A 3d CT scan of the jaw shows just enough height and width for dental implant. Does it also show the bones hardness to dds where the implant would go?

A 3d CT scan of the jaw shows just enough height and width for dental implant. Does it also show the bones hardness to dds where the implant would go?

The short Answer, NO: You have been doing your home work, and while the height and width of the bone can be clearly seen, its density can only be guessed at by a comparative assessment. The experienced surgeon is able to make a pretty good guess, but every now and then they do have surprises. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

Otolaryngologist: This could be an enlarged salivary gland caused by a blockage in a duct. Also a solitary enlarged lymph gland or cyst. Have an otolaryngologist examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

See Oral Surgeon: There are some other rather benign tumor might show normal sign on ct or x-rays. Of course, if it is swollen salivary gland, then it must has a reason that cause it. Please consult an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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2 drs, 2 ent specialists, 2 CT scans, allergist, er visits and dentist no one can figure it out. Serve pain in head, sinus area, teeth, jaw &ears. Help?

2 drs, 2 ent specialists, 2 CT scans, allergist, er visits and dentist no one can figure it out. Serve pain in head, sinus area, teeth, jaw &ears. Help?

TMJ?: This is only a guess, the best one can do without being able to examine you or any of the results of your tests. Have you tried an oral surgeon? ...Read more

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Does CT head scan (cpt code 70450) include facial bones or only neurocranium?

Does CT head scan (cpt code 70450) include facial bones or only neurocranium?

CT scan: Computed axial tomography (ct) of the head includes the nasal bones or sinuses, the skull and the brain. The studies can be performed with contrast and reformatted with 3 dimensional reconstructions. ...Read more

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Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?

Would an infection of mastoid/ temperol bone-posterior show on a CT scan of the head? Is it possible to mistake it for an old infarction?

Mastoiditis: Yes, ct head would show an infection of the mastoid and temporal bone. It is not possible to mistake this for an old infarction of the brain. The two are completely different on imaging. ...Read more

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29 year old female 2 head CT scans without contrast within 2 months of one another. What is my cancer risk? I have read "small" or "negligible"

Negligible: Two CT scans will not raise your risk to a measurable level, above your background risk.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Had CT scans done on head this year for migraines and confusion. Would it have shown increased icp? I have popping feeling and sound when turn head.

Sometimes: Ct and MRI scans can show some disorders that cause increased intracranial pressure (icp) such as a mass, but they cannot measure the pressure itself. There are also some conditions such as pseudotumor cerebri that are associated with increased icp, but the scans can appear normal. The only way to directly measure the icp is by a spinal tap or other similar test. ...Read more

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I am have sharp pains on my right side around my hip bone especially during sex or any kind of work I have had cat scan and x rays done but no results

I am have sharp pains on my right side around my hip bone especially during sex or any kind of work I have had cat scan and x rays done but no results

Get reassurance from: Your dr. Your pain could be from muscle or inguinal strain, arthritis, unconventional or convoluted sex position (just guessing?) etc. Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) may help in the meantime. Have fun and more of it! ...Read more

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I had 7 head CT scans due to subdural hemotoma. Would like to know cost?

I had 7 head CT scans due to subdural hemotoma. Would like to know cost?

Call: The hospital and speak with billing department. Get itemized bill. ...Read more

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How dangerous is annual head CT scans for a few years? Can it cause cancer?

How dangerous is annual head CT scans for a few years? Can it cause cancer?

No: That dose of radiation is well within acceptable limits. I suggest getting MRI of the brain to reduce your radiation and get more information. ...Read more

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I've had 3 CT scans of the head and 2 X-rays am I going to get cancer?!?! : (

I've had 3 CT scans of the head and 2 X-rays am I going to get cancer?!?! : (

I don't think so: Real question is why so many CT' s? If there is a real need then you have the study. You must balance the benefit with the risk. Have a serious talk with your doctor before you make any decision ...Read more

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If you had 30 xrays from injury and 2 head CT scans is cancer in your future?

If you had 30 xrays from injury and 2 head CT scans is cancer in your future?

Possibly: Radiation damage of tissue does occur. The younger the person the more frequent there will be a problem. 30 x rays are a large number and certain tissues are more effected than others. In the neck, thyroid tumors are frequently induced in younger people as a result of RT. Minimize any further X rays using MRI if necessary and have physical yearly to check that no growth develops. ...Read more

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Child had TWO head CT scans at 3 months and 6 months. She had a couple simple X-rays with both. I was unaware this was dangerous. How?

Child had TWO head CT scans at 3 months and 6 months. She had a couple simple X-rays with both. I was unaware this was dangerous. How?

Radiation: A head CT scan administers a high dose of radiation so if there is an alternative solution such as a MRI that would be better. Discuss this with your doctor. This is particularly important if she requires further imaging. ...Read more

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Confusing information regarding CT scans. How dangerous are they? I probably have had 15-20 CT head lifetime, not sure. Cancer risk high????

Confusing information regarding CT scans. How dangerous are they? I probably have had 15-20 CT head lifetime, not sure. Cancer risk high????

Fear mongering: Please forgive my frankness. Getting a CT scan gives you about the same amount of radiation as you'd get from living for three months in Denver rather than Topeka. The increased cancer risk in Denver, if any, isn't measurable. Doctor-bashing is big-money and there's no requirement not to mislead. If there's any suspicion you needed a CT scan, we have to get you one. Don't worry -- not productive. ...Read more

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I've had 5 CT scans over the past 5 yrs. 4 abdomen, 1 head. Has this increased my risk a lot for lymphoma or leukemia? What if I need more?

Underlying disease?: The bigger question is, why have you had so many ct scans over such a short period of time. Do you have some sort on underlying disease that requires so much intervention? Since you've had 4 abdominal ct scans, do you have ibs. ...Read more

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I fell 3 weeks ago and cut my head open. Received 15 staples and a concussion. I have had 2 normal ct scans. When can I not worry about late bleeding?

I fell 3 weeks ago and cut my head open. Received 15 staples and a concussion. I have had 2 normal ct scans. When can I not worry about late bleeding?

HIghly unlikely: To have delayed hemorrhage 3 weeks after injury, especially if you have had 2 normal CTs, unless you are on a blood thinner medication. ...Read more

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I have had two head/brain CT scans, can that cause brain tumor?

I have had two head/brain CT scans, can that cause brain tumor?

Not likely: While in theory any radiation might cause a tumor, the amount of radiation in a diagnostic ct scan is highly unlikely to lead to a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Is it really dangerous to have 2 CT scans of head 5 and a half months apart? Will it cause brain tumor like some people say?

Safe: This is well within the safe dose of radiation exposure. It is important to remember that time does not reduce the risks of exposure to more radiation. In otherwords, radiation exposure doesn't "wear off", and is cumulative over your lifetime. Best way to think about it is if the ct scan is really necessary, do it. If if not really necessary, hold off. Discuss this with your doctor to find out. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more