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Kidney Ct Scan With Dye
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
Not sure: Ct with and without xray dye is a good test for some kidney problems. Not sure what you mean by thickening. Ct shows kidney stones, masses, kidney size/location ; can give a good idea of whether the kidneys are working well. Ct is also good at showing the site of blockage of urine flow, when present. ...Read more
Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more
Iv contrast +/- oral: After taking the contrast, taking the images does not take long. The IV contrast has potential 2 problems. You may be allergic to it like any medicine and it may slow down the kidneys if they are not working near full capacity. Your doc can tell the risk based on blood tests of kidney function. ...Read more
I have polycycitic kidney. Right kindey stopped working. I looked online records. It said no focal mass on left kindey CT scan what does that mean
Unsure: Difficult to know for sure without seeing study. Adult polycystic kidney disease of usually involves both kidneys. No "focal mass: usually means no mass effect whether cyst or tumor. Polycystic kidneys do not fail until middle age or later in life. Adult polycystic kidney disease is autosomal dominant, and commonly family history. Multicystic kidney usually causes nonfunctioning kidney from birth. ...Read more
Hi, I had a ct scan awhile back and they found a soft mass in my kidney just wondering what it could be, they didn't further explain it to me. Thank u?
Short exam: Ct is a relatively short exam taking less than 10 minutes. You will be placed in a donut like ring but it is not the small space like with an MRI so you should not feel claustrophobic. You will most likely be given IV contrast to better see the kidneys and urinary tract. Depending on the specific protocol, up to 2-3 separate scans are taken at different time points. Good luck! ...Read more
Results of CT scan of left kidney: several large stones that may be difficult to pass. What is the likely next step.
Here are some ...: First, Doc and you will jointly decide if, when, and how to remove the "offending" stones. The options may be percutaneous nephrolithotripsy / ESWL or the procedures through the urethra to bladder upto ureter / kidney depending on the number, stone load, instrument / equipment availability, surgeon's proficiency, etc. So, ask Doc for detail... ...Read more
I drink soda all the time. I'm getting a CT scan today. Is it ok to drink soda right after I'm done r will it hurt my kidneys?
Found out 5 months after having a CT scan in august2012 that I have 2.8 CM exophytic mass on my rt kidney. What should happen now?
I recently had a CT Scan and it showed that I have a 2.5cm low density lesion upper pole right kidney. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?
Most: Of the time these turn out to be benign cysts, but you may need to have an ultrasound to be sure. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more
I had a ct scan for kidneys and it said trace amount of fluid in cul-de-sac what does that mean? I am also 8 days late with neg test should I worry?
No: Trace fluid in the cul-de-sac is a common, normal finding. You have a delayed period, however, you could repeat the pregnancy test in a week if still no period ...Read more
Had a CT scan that noted a "punctate nonobstructing calculus" in rt kidney but didn't say size. What does that mean, and should I be concerned that it will pass soon?
Very small stones: We usually say punctate when it is no more than a couple of (mm) in size. While this may imply that there is nothing to worry, that is not always true. I have seen these stones stay as is for years in some patients and again I have seen them become larger and cause symptoms. The reason I believe is that we cannot tell with certainty where exactly in the kidney the calcification is. ...Read more
Possibly: If you know you have a kidney stone, a ct scan is not necessary unless symptoms develop. If the person remians asymptomatic, periodic imaging with ultrasound or other x-rays are adequate. However, small stones may be missed on these studies and a ct scan may be required to locate the stone. ...Read more
My CT scan showed a 3 mm right interpolar calyceal stone. What is the interpolar region of a kidney?
Middle of kidney.:
The interpolar region is the middle of the kidney. Radiologists divide the kidney into three parts: the upper pole, lower pole, and the interpole (which is in between them).
I hope this helps. ...Read more
Few 4mm in right, and few 3mm in left pole of kidneys, shows only on ultrasound and not CT scan? Why?
Cysts: It sounds like you are talking about cysts by the measurements. If you had an ultrasound where cysts were seen, drs usually order a ct scan to confirm. Ultrasound is very sonographer dependent. This is why a more objective test like the ct scan is ordered. Most cysts are considered "incidentalomas" meaning they were found, but are not clinically significant. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Hi can doctors tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor on the kidney's just by looking at a CT scan?
Usually: Simple cysts of the kidney are common and most of them can be identified as such by radiologists with certainty. If there's a question, it's often a simple matter to sample the tissue with a needle. Likewise, dangerous tumors won't be mistaken for common cysts. ...Read more
What does it mean when a CT scan result says "symmetric enhancement of right kidney compared to left kidney"?
I had a CT scan and the report suspects a 1mm non obstructing stone in my right kidney. Is it something I need to worry about?
Usually not a issue: In general, kidney stones that are just sitting in the kidney tissue itself don't cause problems. They become a problem when they start moving into the collecting system and into the ureter(tube from kidney that connects to bladder). That's when you start to have pain. ...Read more
CT scan shows 4mm kidney stone on wall of my kidney. No sign of it passing soon w/o forcing fluids. Will it continue to grow if not passed?
Kidney stone.: If left alone, it is likely to grow. Usually the largest size kidney stone thatll pass without intervention is 5-6mm. ...Read more
I did CT scan with contract, 4 days ago, have very strange fell of pain in beck, kidney and bellows my ribs. I hope it will gone. I am healthy.
CT with contrast: You should get it checked if the pain persists. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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