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Liver Nodules On Ct Scan
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
No contrast CT showed ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?
Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more
Many things: The general categories are Infection, Cancer, Non-cancer tumors, collapsed lung, blood, fluid, and more. The radiologist should be able to narrow down the potential causes from the appearance. Ask for a detailed radiology report. If this doesn't satisfy you, speak with your primary care doctor. ...Read more
CT liver, numerous low attenuating lesions consistent w/cysts. MRI stable since liver resection 2012. 1st X chest CT viewed liver. CEA/labs good. Ok?
Liver cysts: are common incidental findings, and in the vast majority of cases cause no symptoms and require no treatment. ...Read more
Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.
Imaging/biopsy: The imaging modality of ct scan could show findings that would be concerning for cancer, mass around your colon, enlarged lymph nodes in the same area. However, the diagnosis is made at biopsy, a piece of the mass under the microscope of a pathologist. Often the ct scan leads to the biopsy. Good luck, it is important to get the evaluation completed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
maybe: A large pituitary tumor, or macroadenoma, may be large enough to be visible on ct, but a small pituuitary tumor, or microadenoma, will probably not be visible. An MRI (without and with contrast) of the pituitary is the preferred method to evaluate this structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan 2013 no nodules-2 on CT scan 10/2014 ago-ct scan 11/2014 3 nodules-all around 5 mm-diagnosed w/stage 1b breast ca 9/2013 triple+ is this mets?
Suspicious for mets: Your doctor can verify and confirm it one of two ways. Do a PET scan now or do one more CT scan of chest in 6-8 weeks from now. Biopsy may be needed but the nodules are too small for a biopsy right now...they need to be close to 10-12 mm in size. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypodense liver spot caudate lobe on CT 9 mths after prev CT showed nothing in setting of carcinoid syndrome symptoms. Could this be liver metastasis?
Yes I suspect mets: A new Hypodense lesion in liver in association with any intra-abdominal cancer arise the suspicion of Metastasis. This can be confirmed with a follow up Ct scan in 3 months. A biopsy of this lesion may also be a consideration. You should also see a medical oncologist for further pursuit of this abnormality as it may need treatment (?surgery to remove it if it is growing in size) in the near future ...Read more
Dx of lung nodules. Ct scans of chest two years. Had chestxr CT scan of chest 2012 2013 CT scan of chest pulm wants another im afraid it causes cancer?
Radiation from CT: This issue should be discussed with your pulmonary doctor and radiologist. There is some risk associated with the radiation from multiple ct scans. However, that risk is likely small compared to the risk of a nodule identified in the lung, and may not outway the risks of ct, in the long run. There should be a plan with a reasoned approach that minimizes the risk of ct that you can agree with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Causality is hard to prove in medicine. Multiple ct exposure - especially in the young has been associated with increase risk of certain cancer but not all kids who had cts will have cancer. Thyroid scan and ultrasound have not been specifically implicated as contributors to the process of cancer development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan found mass on pancreas, adnocarcinoma in acities. Pet scan found no masses. Doctors said they are confused. What could this be?
Ct angiogram shows non calcified opacity on middle lobe 4mm. Appearance of benign intrapulmonary lymph node on lung with no pleural abnormalites.
Opacity: The question to your doctor should be - is this an incidental pulmonary nodule or something more concerning. If the ct angio was done for something completely unrelated, and it was a true incidental finding, some guidelines say that under a certain size (4mm) for low risk patients (no smoking, etc), then no follow up is needed. Otherwise a biopsy or interval imaging followup is appropriate. ...Read more
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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