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Meaning Of Increased Attenuation On Ct Scan Of Brain
High signal MRI: This finding in MRI of brain is non-specific. Most of them are due to microvascular disease associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. Some due to old damage. Also can be seen in diseases such as multiple sclerosi. Your doctor will decide if he or she should go further base on your sign and symptoms. ...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
MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?
Very safe in general: A plain ct scan really only caries the risk of a fairly modest radiation exposure, so we typically only start to worry about this for people who get many cts in a single year. If it is being done with intravenous contrast, then there is a risk of allergic reaction to the iodine, as well as some risk of kidney damage in those with underlying kidney risk factors (eg elderly, diabetes). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct images reveal a spiculated mixed attenuating solid mass at the superior segment of the left lower lobe lungs est. Vol of 203cc. Der are minute calc?
Probable biopsy: A spiculated mass is often worrisome for cancer. However this also could be from a prior lung infection. Your doctors may consider a needle biopsy of the mass or a pet/ct scan. It would be helpful to compare this finding with any old chest xrays or ct scans to see if this is a new mass. ...Read more
Does inflammatory vs malignancy in the remarks of CT scan of lungs with 203cc solid mass mean its cancer?
No: No. It is at times difficult to differentiate inflammation/infection from a malignancy on ct. Pet/ct may more helpful where there is suspicion. However, this may also limited in differentiating infection/ inflammation from cancer. That being said, imaging does not arrive at a pathological diagnosis. When possible, any suspicion of lung cancer requires pathological confirmation through a biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CT SCAN of abdomen says,the dome of the liver is partially excluded.The liver is normal in size and attenuation,on noncontrast image.what does it mean?
Didn't get to see it: "Excluded" means it wasn't in the pictures. Somehow, the tech or someone made a mistake and didn't get enough pictures. The abdomen starts at the diaphragm (which covers the top, or dome, of the liver on the right side). A CT of the abdomen should go from the diaphragm through the pelvis. However, in your case they started lower down - missing the top (or dome) of the liver. ...Read more
Lyric lesion: A lyric lesion could be a sign of destruction I would just ask the physician who ordered the test to explain this to you ...Read more
What does increased attenuation in the frontal lobes likely to secondary beam-hardening artifact mean on a CT of the head?
Problem with machine: This description is given when there is a part of the scan that is blurry. There is an increased signal which looks specific for a pattern that shows up when the machine malfunctions and causes the artifact. It should be nothing you have to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ct w/contrast. It said low attenuation throughout the hepatic parenchyma of the liver what does that mean?
Probably fatty liver: vs. poor scan quality (in opinion of the physician dictating the interpretation). Look up: https://www.google.com/#q=low%20attenuation%20hepatic%20parenchyma & http://radiopaedia.org/articles/hepatic-attenuation-on-ct. Fatty liver=result of LFHC foods (concepts contrary to all scientific evidence: https://goo.gl/vFz1f3; promoted by $, study: https://goo.gl/0oeAIk) vs. HFLC (saturated fats) foods. ...Read more
Maybe safer in some: Gadolinium contrast could potentially cause kidney complications on rare occasion. Mri without contrast will reveal areas of atrophy, stroke, bleeding, tumors, hydrocephalus, etc, but will not clearly show certain ms lesions, aneurysms, avm's, some inflammatory problems, so, always discuss with your doctor as to why an ordered MRI might be done in a variety of ways. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
PET scan said:
On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum.
What does that mean?
Need more informatio: You need to give us your medical history and explain the reason for doing a PET scan? Did you have chest pain or suspicion of heart disease?. What did your doctor tell you about the meaning of your PET scan report? FDG uptake is normal for the heart....lack of it might indicate a scar or damage to the heart muscle...but you do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
Some things: CT scan of brain without contrast shows basic anatomy of brain, gray white matter differentiation, ventricles, and physiologic calcifications.Ventricles enlarged/ hydrocephalus, mass effect with displacement of normal structures, some bleeding,abnormal calcifications in tumors or old subdural hematomas, fractures.CT with contrast adds enhancement of certain lesions not seen,hyper/hypo vascular. ...Read more
My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings:
there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the
sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me
Possibly metastases: Nuclear bone scans usually demonstrate areas of increased bone metabolism, the bone reacting to a stimulus, such as tumor, fracture, infection, etc.Bone scan is very sensitive but not specific. Ct and MRI are cross sectional imaging that can more specifically identify the pathology and characterize the abnormalities on bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRi of mine showing evidence of tubular T2W hyperintense lesion measuring 45(trans)x8.5(AP)x9.5(cc)mm in the subcutaneous plane in posterior neck?
Get checked: Preferably a neurosurgical consultation.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the difference in contrast enhancing lesion and contrast enhancing nodule in brain mri report of ms patient?
Very little: The nodule may be the lesion referred to in the report. Would need to know more but contrast enhancing means it took up the radiocontrast media. A lesion is only something you see on the xray. It may be the nodule but does not refer to size. Ask your doc for more info. Best to you. ...Read more
What does the no focal signal changes on T2 images of the remainder of the brain mean on a MRI report of the brain?
Normal: This is unremarkable and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Meaning of Foci of increased radiotracer uptake anterior left ribs 5th 6th 7th.Clinical history for possible trauma and radiographic correlation.
Bone scan: I assume this is a bone scan. Increased uptake means a site of abnormal increased bone metabolic activity, which is usually a response to trauma, infection, inflammation, or neoplasm. When multiple foci line up along successive ribs, it is almost invariably due to trauma. If it is along the anterior margins of the ribs, it could also be costcochondritis. ...Read more
What does 'prominent soft tissue density in the cervical region demonstrating low attenuation on post-contrast imaging' mean on a pelvic CT report?
PET scan said for sarcoidosis: On FDG images, there is diffuse FDG uptake throughout the left ventricle wall including the septum. What does that mean?
Ask your doc...: FDG-enhanced PET/CT is to show the unusual increase or decrease in glucose metabolism at certain areas of the body especially inside a mass - before or after drug treatment. Based on the features and distribution of FDG imaging enhancement as defined from experience, a diagnosis can be drawn; of course, biopsy is ultimate means for confirmation. So, ask doc - treating or radiologist timely. ...Read more