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Mri 3 Years Aneurysm
Mammogram yearly @ 65? Since 35, diagnostic, reg mam & ultrasound. Dx yrs ago fibrocystic. Punctuate calcifications both breasts. CT MRI 2xyr re CRC.
Calcifications: Microcalcifications of the breasts are suspicious findings and usually require a minimally invasive breast biopsy. The majority of the biopsies will return a benign result but we can't assume that based on mammogram. MRI use in the US is very user dependent and should be reserved for high risk individuals or those with a proven cancer. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
I had parotid surgeries 25 & 20 years ago. I recently experienced TIA. Tests show left carotid artery 30% blocked & right carotid artery 70%. ?
Focus on carotids: Likely the carotid blockages are due to longstanding deposits of cholesterol and plaques along the inside of the arteries. Coukd be due to high cholesterol or genetics. This is likely what's causing your TIAs as these arteries are the main source if blood into the brain. The lack of blood to the brain can cause TIAs and eventually full strokes. Discuss your options with your doc for treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had aaa stent operation 12/13/16 aneurysm was 4.7 cm, 1/17/17 CT decreased to 4.4 cm. 6/12/17 CT increased to 4.6 cm.What if it keeps getting larger?
I think that it: is possible that you have misinterpreted the report and are looking at outside diameter rather than inside diameter. In addition, if properly placed the stent will not allow the aneurysm to expand. This should be discussed with your vascular surgeon. It is surprising that you have required another CT scan and therefore I suspect something else is going on. Have him/her explain this to you. ...Read more
Brain MRI July2015 8mm calcified meningioma anterior front region, August 2016 a 5mm aneurism right MCA bifurfication. Are these 2 findings related?
No: Both are fairly common. I hope neither becomes troublesome ...Read more
CT 1: 12 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion)
CT2: 7 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion)
MRI: 4 mos ago (6mm kidney lesion)
May demonstrate minimal septation?
6mm renal lesion: hello~ you have a STABLE SMALL renal mass. Anything under 4cm is considered small, and the smaller the more chance of it being benign.The commonest mass is a cyst. They are benign. Yours is "septate" so its solid. Solid masses > chance of malignancy. You should see a Nephrologist to follow this. But its probably benign thanks ...Read more
Brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Blood pressure lot lower since.Diagnosed as postural hypo tension.Worried.Thanks.
Symptoms?: If you have no symptoms or mild dizziness when standing, put it out of your mind. If it's very troublesome, try eating more salt and drinking 4-6 liters of fluid daily. You don't list your meds, but if you're on any, have your doctor review them carefully to be sure you're not inadvertently taking something that's aggravating the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son had s.U.A, born with pfo, 3 pulmonary veins, coarctation/hypoplastic aorta, bicuspid aortic valve, l/t/b malacia. Future pregnancy tests recomended?
Could death at age 45 in 1960 due to coronary occlusion after 3 years of angina been aortic dissection/aneurysm in undiagnosed marfan's? No autopsy.
MRI scan shows 17mm pineal cyst that didn't show in CT 3 years ago. Symptoms of headache n tingling. Is this large? Will they operate? I'm terrified
I had metastatic papillary thyroid cancer 3 yrs ago. Recent CT & u/s showed 8.5 mm echogenic lesion in sections 7 & 8 of right lobe. Recurrence?
6 x 8 mm stable spiculated apical plueral based nodular scarring & pulmonary nodules 4 x 6 mm. Follow up CT scan in 6 mos. Ok? Quit smoking 20 yrs ago
Lung nodules: Based on the size and the risk factors, i think a follow up approach with serial ct chest for a total period of 2 years would be recommended and is evidence-based. The second ct chest would be in 3-6 months. ...Read more
How much radio activity causes cancer bc I have had several ct, scans MRI eegs pet scans a EKG and a heart echogram plus 3 brain resections?
Alot: Not enough space for the best answer, but this same question was asked a year or so ago on the web, and the best answer can be found at the following link: http://answers.Yahoo.Com/question/index?Qid=20120922043341aa2koio ...And do not forget, mri's, eegs, ultrasounds, and ekg's have no radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Re: brain MRI - 2 yrs ago foci perivnt & subcrt (w/o contrast) does not report on 3 recent w/contrast (new foci & lesions) - did past foci resolve?
Mri foci: Your question is too broad to answer meaningfully. There are dozens of things that can show up on mri, from a wide variety of causes, like infectious, demyelinating and vascular (both intracranial and extracranial embolic) causes. I suggest you see a neurologist and discuss the details of your history, present and past symptoms, medications, and then relate the MRI to a careful neurologic exam. ...Read more
My CTA shows that I have 50% celiac artery stenosis, what can cause this? History of open surgical AAA repair & endo repair of juxtarenal AAA
Artery Disease, aka: atherosclerosis, which by autopsy data going back ~8 decades in US, is present in 50% of population by age 7, yet within walls of arteries, arteries enlarge & openings remain same; thus no symptoms for decades until plaque ruptures induce clots which suddenly narrow opening or the enlargement becomes excessive resulting in aneurysms. Optimize NMR lipoprofile, HbA1c 5.0% & BP; study my answers. ...Read more
I have Ehlers Danlos. My last thorax CT show ascending aorta of 2.8cm, descending of 1.8cm. Not seen in heart MR from last year. Worrying?
Had urq ultrasound today.Findings were 3 gallbladder polyps 3 mm.A liver hemangioma and kidney stone.Drs not worried.Should i be ?
Vl carotid bilat post TIA found:l internal carotid stenosis 50-79% by velocity. F/u with neck contrast mra, shows nothing normal study! how can it be?
MRI brain results, atrophy & ex vacuo dilated lateral ventricles. TBI 10yrs ago. Headache, nausea, blurry/double vision. Is it acquired Hydrocephalus?
Possibly: Ex vacuo is usually ventricular enlargement due to decreased cerebral tissue. Usually asymptomatic, your acquired hydrocephalus and its underlying mechanism of traumatic brain injury are likely related to your symptoms. Please speak with your health care provider about symptomatic treatment. ...Read more
Had 1 abdominal/pelvic CT scan in 2013; and 3 chest CT scans in 2014 (1 in April, 2 in Sept). How worried should I be about radiation induced cancer?
Not much: Several CT scans is still extremely unlikely to cause radiation-induced cancer. How unlikely is unknown but if that CT scans were necessary, rest assured that your needs have been taken care of. The important thing to remember is that imaging is necessary when it is helpful. Always ask your doctor why a test is necessary. As long as there is a good reason, the good should outweigh the bad. ...Read more