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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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I had a cat scan that stated i had a right -sided mass an emergency colonscopy was done and showed nothing why would a CT scan show a mass?

I had a cat scan that stated i had  a right -sided mass an emergency colonscopy was done and showed nothing why would a CT scan show a mass?

Stool can look mass: Could ahve been stool appearing as a mass. The colonoscopy looks directly into the colon and you take a prep to clean out the stool. Be sure to followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan and it showed pancreatic atrophy, should I be concerned?

I recently had a CT scan and it showed pancreatic atrophy, should I be concerned?

There are a: number of potential causes, most common are diabetes and obesity. See your doctor about its significance in your particular case. ...Read more

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I had an thyroid ultrasound and it show small hypoechoic nodule and enlarged lymphnode. Had a ct scan and said everything was normal. On Monday I have to see an endocrinologist to discuss possible biopsy. Can it be cancer?

I had an thyroid ultrasound and it show small hypoechoic nodule and enlarged lymphnode. Had a ct scan and said everything was normal. On Monday I have to see an endocrinologist to discuss possible biopsy. Can it be cancer?

Whether or not: to biopsy the thyroid nodule is based on, along with clinical factors, the specific sonographic characteristics of the nodule. In any case, the probability is that it will be benign. It is not unusual for a CT scan(especially if performed without contrast) to not visualize a small thyroid nodule seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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When should I get a CT scan vs. Ultrasound? I had an ultrasound done and the doctor said it showed a pancreatic head mass. However, a CT scan was done by another doctor and he said it showed nothing. So i had another ultrasound done and the doctor said

A : A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast is generally the best way to evaluate the pancreas. It would be unusual for an ultrasound to detect a pancreatic mass that cannot be seen on ct. Generally, i would trust the ct scan over the ultrasound findings, but it sounds like your pancreas has a very unusual appearance on ultrasound. Someone needs to take the ct scan images to the radiologist who evaluated the ultrasound studies and have him/her compare both studies and explain why the mass is not seen on the ct images. It is extremely important that radiologists have comparison studies available to them so that the most accurate diagnosis is achieved. ...Read more

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What to do with conflicting CT scan results? I had a mammogram and a CT scan done. The CT scan showed a lump in my breast but the mammogram didn't show anything. What is done in situations like these? Should another test be done other than CT or mamogra

What to do with conflicting CT scan results? I had a mammogram and a CT scan done.  The CT scan showed a lump in my breast but the mammogram didn't show anything.  What is done in situations like these? Should another test be done other than CT or mamogra

Dedicated : Dedicated ct imaging of the breast is essentially only performed in a few research facilities, so i will assume that something was found in your breast incidentally during a ct of your chest. First, make sure that the radiologist performing the mammogram had the ct scan for comparison. If you feel the lump that was seen on ct, then you should probably have an ultrasound performed in the area for further evaluation. If you do not feel the lump and the radiologist compared the mammogram with the ct and was not concerned, then the ct finding was probably incidental and no further evaluation would be indicated. However, if you are still concerned you could have a follow-up mammogram in six months to ease your concern. ...Read more

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I had a cat scan with contrast on abdamon. If I had lymphoma would the CT scan have picked it up in my body?

I had a cat scan with contrast on abdamon. If I had lymphoma would the CT scan have picked it up in my body?

Yes and no: A ct scan of your abdomen should pick up a lymphoma unless: 1) the lymphoma is so small that it has not yet caused the lymph node to enlarge, or 2) the lymphoma is elsewhere (chest, groin, neck, etc.) and the abdominal ct scan was a study in the wrong part of the body. ...Read more

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I had a cat scan with contrast on abdamon. If I had lymphoma would the CT scan have picked it up in my body?

I had a cat scan with contrast on abdamon. If I had lymphoma would the CT scan have picked it up in my body?

Maybe: If advanced lymphoma were present in the area of ct scan (abdomen), then yes. However, lymphoma could be in neck, chest, etc and be undetected. Sometimes lymphoma is primarily in the bone marrow with very little observable enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I recently went for a CT scan and they found a subcentimetre angiomyolipoma, but it wasn't there during my previous CT scan 1 month plus ago?

Benign tumor: Where is this angiomyolipoma? A sub-centimeter benign tumor such as this is rarely a problem, but occasionally removed to confirm diagnosis or if it is in a part of your body that causes irritation. ...Read more

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I recently had a ct scan done the report said that had a 9cm lesion on my ovary. What is a lesion? And should i be worried?

I recently had a ct scan done the report said that had a 9cm lesion on my ovary. What is a lesion? And should  i be worried?

A "lesion": is another term for abnormality. It doesn't imply anything about how serious it is. A lesion can be benign and nothing to worry about, or more serious. The word itself is neutral as far as what the abnormality is. That said, a 9cm ovarian lesion(likely mass) needs to be evaluated further to rule out potential malignancy, although it is likely something benign. Ultrasound is likely next step. ...Read more

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If I've had a CT scan of mu lungs and there was a subpleural nodule found 6mm should I get a pet scan? And could this be cancerous?

If I've had a CT scan of mu lungs and there was a subpleural nodule found 6mm should I get a pet scan? And could this be cancerous?

No: The chances of you having cancer at your young age (25) are rare. The odds of a solitary 6mm lung nodule being cancer in your age are even rarer. A biopsy would be more appropriate if your physicians thought this was cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to look for a swollen lymph node for biopsy without having another CT scan? I already had two abd/pelv CT scans in the past 3 months.

Why do you ask?: If you have no palpable lymph node for biopsy, and none's known, why get the biopsy? The one disease for which a node might be sought for the purpose is sarcoidosis, but if it's worth treating -- and commonly it isn't -- you'll have a mass or symptoms that will show what should be biopsied. Perhaps there's another way of answering your personal health questions, or even a misunderstanding. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan of my abdominal two weeks ago and it showed i had two swollen lymph nodes and my GI wants a CT scan agian. Why could they be swollen?

I had a CT scan of my abdominal two weeks ago and it showed i had two swollen lymph nodes and my GI wants a CT scan agian. Why could they be swollen?

Don't know - depends: Hi lemur - just be careful about getting too many ct scans - the extra radiation may not be needed. Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes can be from multiple different things. Inflammation, infection, or cancer. If it's just two - it depends how big they are. Typically ct criteria for "enlargement' is over 1cm. ...Read more

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I have a Chest CT Scan and it shows a 1.4 cm low attenuation nodule. Should I be worried?

I have a Chest CT Scan and it shows a 1.4 cm low attenuation nodule.  Should I be worried?

CT chest: You need to discuss with your physician . I am sure they will discuss this with you. Modules can be anything from being benign to cancerous . Unless the CT is put in a clinical context, it is difficult to answer this question with certainty. ...Read more

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I just had a abdomanl CT scan done and was wanting to know if that would have showed a hiatl hurnea?

I just had a abdomanl CT scan done and was wanting to know if that would have showed a hiatl  hurnea?

Maybe: It would definitely show a large hiatal hernia, also known as a paraesophageal hernia. It could miss a small hernia, but those are generally not clinically significant anyway. Check with whomever ordered to scan to find out more, or your primary care provider. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy that develops in the lymph glands that causes nodes ...Read more