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Kidney Defects On Ct
CT abnormalities: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. Nodules on the lungs need to be biopsied. You may have a metastatic tumor in your lungs. Have your physician arrange for a ct-guided biopsy of one of them so tissue can be sent to a pathologist to see what they are. You may also need as well a ct of your kidneys as soon as possible to see if they are responsible for your lung nodules. Good luck. ...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
What's the minimum size of liver and/or kidney lesions (in mm) that can be detected on CT scan and ultrasound?
About 10mm: About 10mm, but at that size it can depend a lot on how good the study was done. (if the operators were able to get ideal positioning for image capture), the anatomy of the patient (it's harder to get enough resolution on obese patients), and it can depend on what the lesion is - if it is solid, a simple vs complex fluid, calcified, etc. Hope this helps ...Read more
No.: The nephrotoxic effect of contrast is dose related, and does not accumulate over time. Multiple CTs would only make a difference if you had them within a very short time frame, for example if you had several contrast enhanced scans on the same day or over the course of a few days. ...Read more
Ultrasound results showed Cortical Cysts on rt. kidney. New development as I've had many tests on my kidneys. Is this a concern?
Cyst or cysts?: The answer depends on the number of cysts (mainly) as well as its / their size, location, characteristic(s), etc. Use HealthTap Prime to upload pictures of the kidney to get a better understanding. In general, a single "solitary" cyst isn't worrisome - anyone can get 1. However, if multiple develop, or if there is a family history of aneurysms & the like, then this could prompt concern & screening ...Read more
Depends: If you're having pain, may need to see urologist. Also should get your blood chemistry checked if hasn't been done. Kidney stones can cause kidney damage if obstruct enough. Can also predispose to kidney infection due to poor drainage. Main thing is to include them on your medical history and discuss with pcp, as can be related to other conditions. Managed by urologist if problematic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A recent CT scan with contrast revealed two cysts on pancreas. What does this mean? Previous colon cancer and has esld. Also 6mm mass on liver.
Needs attention: Needs work up. Most of the pancreatic tumors are solid but cysadenoma , cystadeno carcinoma will present as cystic lesions need biopsy of these lesions to make sure they are not malignant also liver lesion. If pancreatic lesions are benign could be a candidate for liver transplantation for end stage liver disease ( esld ). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
20w pregnant, fetal ultrasound was normal except for: bilateral hydro.Enlarged rt kidney with echogenic cortex and perirenal fluid. Idea on diagnosis?
See a specialist: You need to see a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist. This will need to be followed to see if it's worsening. It sounds like a ureteral obstruction, which is more common in male fetuses. ...Read more
Does focal nodular hyperplasia happen in a 6 month period?Prev MRI shows nothing on the liver, recent MRI shows 3 lesions on the liver.Past kidney ca
Actually it can: Fnh is actually a curious event that begins with something we don't understand in the central blood vessel of the lesion, no matter how big or small. I'd not be surprised. If the radiologist is confident, then i'd urge you to go about your life and not worry about kidney cancer having recurred here. ...Read more
Excretion is normal.: The kidneys excrete (produce, emit) urine under normal circumstances. When you have a CT scan, the contrast ('dye') you were given through your vein is excreted along with the urine from the blood stream. The 'dye' outlines your kidneys, ureters, and bladder (your 'plumbing') for the radiologist. to see. ...Read more
On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys. What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?
Could be: Different things- including benign tumors ( like lipoma, stromal tumor, adenoma, fibroma etc)- , however malignancy is something that is absolutely has to be ruled out. You need a biopsy of the kidney mass definitively. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had CT scan w/o contrast of kidneys to check for kidney stones and it came back normal. Would tumors and cysts also have shown up on the CT scan i had?
Yes but: Kidney tumors and cysts will show on a non-contast CT scan.However if there is a hyperdense cyst(due to hemorrhagic proteinaceous material in it) it cannot be distinguished from tumor without contrast. When contrast is given,a tumor will enhance(it will appear white)but a cyst will not enhance.I don't think you need to worry about tumor at age 33.Extremely rare.I'm glad you had no stones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As per the scanning of ABDOME and PELVIS. below are findings, so please suggest me on this...Thanks
1.Grade -I fatty liver.
2.Multiple right renal calculi (renal mid pole calculus - largest -9mm)
3.Left Renal calculus-5.5mm.No hydronephrosis.
Ct of kidneys, MRI and plain xray of lumb spine, all normal.Still have low back pain. On initial pl xray 2.4x2.1mm cyst was on rt ovary.Cld be cancer?
Unlikely: Cancer is pretty low down the list of possibilities. The ovarian cyst is a common and normal finding and it is really unlikely that it has anything to do with your low back pain. Low back pain is a very nonspecific symptom with numerous causes, so it may take a while to figure it out. ...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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