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Lesions Found On The Lung During A Ct Scan
A CT scan with oral: ... and IV contrast is what I would choose if I wanted to check for the presence of pancreatic tumor. The pancreas can be hard to visualize on a non-contrast study. However, fat in the abdomen can help delineate it in some patients. An abdominal ultrasound can help determine if a mass is cystic. Whether a mass is visible will also depend on its size and location. ...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
How is a 5mm non-calcified lower lobe pulmonary nodule in a non-smoker managed? Was found incidentally on a contrast CT of abdomen.
Would a radiologist identify multiple 3.4 cm size lung lesions on the outer part of the lung on a chest xray??
Lung nodules/lesions: normally abnormalities larger than 1 cm and sometimes even smaller than 1 cm will be noted by a radiologist interpreting a chest x-ray. Normal structures are not typically mentioned. It's also possible to have lesions visible on a CT scan that won't be visible on a plain chest x-ray either due to size or location possibly hidden by other structures such as the heart, diaphragm, or ribs. ...Read more
Had a CT abdominal & pelvic scan found a 7 mm lung spot on the lower left lung. Radiologist wants a CT lung scan done. Thoughts?
Get it done: The ct will show if you have other nodules or evidence of previous infection, such as histoplasmosis, that commonly cause nodules. After that your doctor can know if you need any further procedure or followup. Don't worry too much, these nodules are common and mostly benign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adenoma (liver) april 3, 2012 a CT scan was performed to rule out another pulmonary embolism . A large mass was detected on my liver and the radiology reports that it's a heptocellular adenoma. It was noted that on a previous CT scan in november of last
I have a renal ultrasound in 2 weeks. Radiologist noted hydronephrosis on my CT scan from 12/26. Will this study confirm the CT result?
Yes: Ct likely done for pain, possibly for a kidney stone which may or may not have passed. Us will show if hydronephrosis has resolved. This would be good management. Us not necessary to confirm ct diagnosed hydronephrosis if due to non-calculus (stone) obstruction like at upper ureter. Such obstruction would require a mag3 nuclear scan to quantify obstruction and need for possible corrective surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does hypermetabolism in the upper right mass of the lung mean cancer? A PET scan was performed on the person
Had a CT abdominal & pelvic scan found a 7 mm lung spot on the lower left lung. Radiologist wants a CT lung scan done ?
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
I have stage 2b prostate cancer and a small low dense lesiion was found in the dome of my liver during ct scan with contrast. Could this mean Metases?
Slight possibility: A metastasis to the liver in your situation is very unlikely. However, "Never say always or never". It should be followed up with other studies to make sure it is not a metastasis. There is also the possibility that it is caused by a condition other than the prostate cancer. Have you been treated for the primary prostate cancer? ...Read more
I have a 5mm hypodense lesion on spleen, detected by non contrast CT scan. Potential causes and next steps?
The vast majority: of incidentally discovered splenic lesions like this are benign cysts, pseudocysts, or hemangiomas requiring no treatment. Further evaluation with ultrasound or contrast enhanced CT or MRI may be useful for a more confident characterization of the lesion. Talk to your doc about it. ...Read more
Ground glass nodules found on lungs on chest ct. on ct follow up scan will they be with or without contrast? which one is better
CT scan: WITH Contrast is the "gold standard"! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Could good quality images of a cta chest detect also detect lung nodules and coronary problems present in the thorax? They detected a liver angioma on mine for example, incidentally ...
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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