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What does it mean? Ct scan-distended proximal portion duodenum w/transition point in the mid aspect of the third portion of duod sugest SMA syndrome

What does it mean? Ct scan-distended proximal portion duodenum w/transition point in the mid aspect of the third portion of duod sugest SMA syndrome

Depends on symptoms: Are you being evaluated for digestive problems such as bloating after meals? Sma syndrome often occurs in people who have undergone rapid weight loss or have been in a supine position for a long period secondary to surgery or orthopedic procedures. See the following:
http://www. Iffgd. Org/site/gi-disorders/other/sma-syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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What this mean? CT scan There is a right sided concha bullosa involving the right middle turbinate. The nasal septum is midline.

What this mean? CT scan There is a right sided concha bullosa involving the right middle turbinate. The nasal septum is midline.

Concha bullosa: This is an air pocket in the middle turbinate. Turbinates warm and humidifies the air you breathe. This anatomical deviation along with turbinate enlargement can lead to sinus blockage. This can predispose to sinus infections. ...Read more

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What does incidental mean on CT scan for bladder wall thickening?

What does incidental mean on CT scan for bladder wall thickening?

Probably nothing: Incidental findings are things we see on imaging, just because we're looking at the anatomy, and are not related to the primary reason for the study. Most often they are of little concern. Ask your doctor if you should be concerned. ...Read more

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What would residual adenopathy or residual thymic tissue mean on CT scan?

Shrunk: The thymus shrinks after puberty and thus is considered residual. The adenopathy (enlarged lymph nodes) has shrunk or resolved after a recent infection or whatever process which had caused it. ...Read more

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What does it mean when CT scan report said one nodules slightly conspicuous. Slice selections are favored but consider follow up CT scan in 3 months?

Sampling artifact: Each ct image represents a portion of the body and has a thickness, usu 5mm. Slice selection artifact occurs when the abnormality is nearly the same size as the thickness of the image. If the abnormality occurs completely in the slice, it is seen well. However, if it bridges 2 slices it may not be seen well in either.

A repeat 3 months can would allow evaluation for interval growth or resolution. ...Read more

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What does it mean when CT scan says gall bladder not fully distended?

What does it mean when CT scan says gall bladder not fully distended?

Not significant: A non-distended gall bladder is not abnormal. It is reported but has no significance. ...Read more

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What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

Mixed density: This means there is an area in the 9th thoracic body (mid back) which has areas which are lower density (lytic) and higher density (sclerotic) than normal bone at that location.

There are many reasons for this appearance. A thoracic spine MRI of this area, probably with and without contrast, may be helpful. ...Read more

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What can an elevated d dimer mean when CT scan stress test and echo were all normal but I still feel ill and tired?

What can an elevated d dimer mean when CT scan stress test and echo were all normal but I still feel ill and tired?

Inflammation: D-dimer is more useful when negative, as a negative test more or less rules out thrombo-embolism. There are many causes for elevated d-dimer, including inflammation. ...Read more

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What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

What's it mean if CT scan says I have a 4 mm nodular density in lower left lung postero-laterally? In 2012 it was at 3mm now in 2015 it was 4mm

Depending on how: The scans were performed, they may or may not be reliably comparable when measuring tiny nodules. Additionally, studies show significant intra-observer variability when measuring small nodules. So the first order of business is having one person look at both scans and determine if the size has really changed. If yes, further workup might be needed. If no, then probably nothing needs to be ddone ...Read more

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What does nonspecific, subtle subcortical left frontal lobe hypodensities without significant mass mean on ct scan impression?

Nothing w/o symptoms: The impression of a CT scan means nothing unless there are symptoms or signs that warrant the scan to begin with. Why was the CT scan ordered? What symptoms did you have? The impression says that there are less dense spots in the left front part of the brain, but no mass, no tumor. The cause (& significance) of the spots is unknown. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What does "nodularity of visceral pleura" mean on CT scan? Was diagnosis with pleurisy and pleural effusion with atelectasis.

What does "nodularity of visceral pleura" mean on CT scan? Was diagnosis with pleurisy and pleural effusion with atelectasis.

Varying thickness: Concern scar, fluid pockets, or growth can make that appearance.
Likely scar after pleurisy, but thoracic surgeon, orbpulmonologist should follow with you. ...Read more

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What does this mean chest ct scan. Mild infiltrates, left lower lobe may represent discoid atelectasis and or pneumonia, mild left pleural effusion..

CT scan: Proper interpretation of CT or "cat scan" results is a tricky proposition and requires a physician to clinically correlate with multiple factors. The findings above may simply represent excessive mucus or possibly an infection. An effusion means there is some type of fluid in or around the lungs. ...Read more

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What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.

What does this mean CT spine scan: disc narrowing, spur formation c6-7.Variable degrees of uncovertebral facet hypertrophy. No spondylolisthesis ect.

Structural changes: With a history of neck injury in 2007, the ct results most likely describe the changes in your spine since the accident. It will be useful to compare your scan to previous studies, looking for deterioration. Check with your doctor to see if the ct changes are old or new, and whether further evaluation or treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your CT scan w/contrast states "elongnated gallbladder "? Thanks

Probably just: An anatomic normal variation if that's all they commented on. ...Read more

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What are hypometabolic tumors mean on pet/ct scan?

What are hypometabolic tumors mean on pet/ct scan?

May be benign tumor: PET scan shows the degree of metabolic activity and the CT shows the dimensions of the lesion that is producing metabolic activity (or lacking it.). Increased metabolic activity is a common feature of cancer as well as Inflammation. If there is no increased uptake of PET material (that means it is hypometabolic, as opposed to hypermetabolic, the lesion/tumor is unlikely to be Cancer (with a few exe ...Read more

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What could a dark spot on the left temporal part of the head mean following a CT scan?

Skin lesion: CT scans do not cause burns or trauma to the skin. It may just be a coincidence. If it does not go away on its own or gets larger, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does renal collecting systems are not appreciably dilated mean on a CT scan? Cause for concern?

Normal: This is a way of saying the part of the kidneys that collect and drain urine are normal. ...Read more

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What does incomplete distension of colon mean? Had a CT scan and that was included in results. What is incomplete distension of colon?

What does incomplete distension of colon mean? Had a CT scan and that was included in results. What is incomplete distension of colon?

Nothing serious: It merely means that your large intestine was partially collapsed on the images, so the radiologist could not see all parts of them. It is not a sign of any sort of dangerous illness. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After falling on the back of head, does CT scan shows all possible kinds of damage? I mean if the CT scan shows nothing there's no problem?

Any Symptoms?: If you are asypmtomatic, no pain, dizziness, irritability, nausea, double vision, discoordination, memory issues, that are new since the injury then you should be ok. Ct scanning and mri's do not eliminate the possibility of concussion which is a clinical diagnosis, not a radiographic one. ...Read more

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Extrarenal pelvis is noted on the left what does that mean on a CT scan. Please?

Extrarenal pelvis is noted on the left what does that mean on a CT scan. Please?

Normal variant: In some people, some of the collecting system for the kidney, called the renal pelvis (like a funnel to catch the urine the kidney makes) extends a bit from the kidney. This is called an "extra-renal pelvis". ...Read more

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What does it mean when a CT scan result says "symmetric enhancement of right kidney compared to left kidney"?

What does it mean when a CT scan result says "symmetric enhancement of right kidney compared to left kidney"?

Symmetric enhance: Symmetric enhancement means that both kidney were taking up contrast to same level if contrast was used. Usually means there is inflammation or some other cellular activity (tumor, infection, etc) similar on both sides. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a CT scan shows fluid in my left ear?

What does it mean when a CT scan shows fluid in my left ear?

Infection?: It depends. For example, fluid in the middle ear cavity could indicate inflammation/infection i.e. otitis media. In a trauma setting, it could indicate a possible temporal bone fracture. Need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean on a CT scan "mild nonspecific sclerosis is noted adjacent to right SI joint"?

What does it mean on a CT scan "mild nonspecific sclerosis is noted adjacent to right SI joint"?

Increased density: Sclerosis refers to an increase in bone density. While there are multiple potential causes of this finding, among the most common is degenerative arthritis (of the right si joint in your case). ...Read more

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What's does it mean on a CT scan result " fine pleuro-parenchymal opacities of residual type in the apices of both lungs"?

This report: Really needs to be correlated with your history and symptoms for someone to give you an answer. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does Non-Contrast appearance of liver, spleen, pancreas, and adrenals are remarkable mean on a CT Scan report?

? Un remarkable: Most likely it stated unremarkable. Non Contrast appearance simply means there was no DYE used in the study and the appearance of those organs look "stable" or Unremarkable. If they looked "remarkable" there would be more description as to how the looked remarkable, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?

What does the below mean from a CT scan of the hip? The distal shaft and distal articular margin of the femur are rotated externally at 35 degrees?

CT scan: It means that the distal femur is rotated counterclockwise (as if you are looking up from the feet) 35 degrees from the neutral position. If you have a fracture of the proximal femur or shaft, it means that the distal fracture piece is rotated relative to the proximal fractured piece of the femur. ...Read more

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Is it true that the primary tumor in small cell lung cancer is often occult? Does this mean even a CT scan can't see it? Do we only detect on spread

Is it true that the primary tumor in small cell lung cancer is often occult? Does this mean even a CT scan can't see it? Do we only detect on spread

At some point: In its development, every cancer is "occult" because it originates on a microscopic level. CT has a high sensitivity for detecting lung cancer, approximately 95%, so CT will detect the vast majority of lung cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more


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