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Mainly imaging: HIDA scan involves fasting for few hours prior to study. Patient injected IV with radiotracer usually Technetium- hida which is extracted from blood stream by liver. Imaging continusously performed by nuclear camera positioned above the abdomen.Scan shows visualization of liver, bile ducts, gall bladder, bowel. Once gall bladder filled CCK injected IV for contraction and function of gb. ...Read more
Can be either way: Historically most studies are read with a black background due to the nature of film developing process. However most images are digital and black on white and white on black can be changed with a click of the mouse. Most radiologists prefer white on black, with the exception of live fluoroscopy ...Read more
Had vq scan for possible PE came back grossly normal one slice could not be seen clearly. What does grossly normal mean?
It means that you: do not have a pulmonary embolismGet a more detailed answer ›
Depends disease/time: Pet scan may be obtained for different purpose: staging disease, assessing treatment response or surveillance. Prior to assess tumor response your physician may want you to receive variable x number of treatments. If you are receiving treatment with radiation, you should typically wait 2-3 months for post-radiation inflammation to be minimal. Then surveillance scans may be done yearly. ...Read more
Resolution of scan.:
It depends on which scan we are talking. In general the resolution i.e the ability of a "scan" depends on the nature of the test.
For a CT scan to detect an abnormal finding the lesion has to be greater than a cm, MRI can give an abnormal signal, a PET CT may be more sensitive.
Blood tests measuring DNA or circulating cancer cells may be a more sensitive but it may not reveal the location. ...Read more
Had follicar scan. One main follicle right side measures 14, one on left 12. Cycle day 10. Does it mean that i will release 2 eggs this month?
I want to have an upcoming PET scan compared to the one 3 months earlier. Do I request a comparative report or a comparative study? What exactly?
I don't: know any facility that would perform a PET scan without a physician's order, so you probably don't need to worry about how to word the request. If you already have the order and want to make sure the facility has the proper information, when you call to schedule the test, tell them that you had a prior PET scan(when and where) and that this is a follow up study. ...Read more
My LMP 4/27. At 5w5d (6/23) i was given edd of 2/17. At my "20wk" scan i was told to be 20w2d which doesnt match with the EDD. Which one should i use?
EDC: The earlier an ultrasound is done the more accurate it is, therefore go with the 2/17 due date. ...Read more
Testicles: In general one of your testicles will always be bigger than the other one. One is more dominant. As men age they often have scarring in the tubing or the testicle that can collect fluids and ache at times. Without any more information from you that is all i can comment on now. It sounds like you are normal to me. ...Read more
Tests: Each test has its own characteristics and what kinds of things it is good at demonstrating. Echocardiography is excellent at showing cardiac anatomy and function. Thallium perfusion scanning is excellent at demonstrating the distribution of perfusion in the myocardium. ...Read more
Follicle = egg: Often the term follicle is used synonymously with egg. They are technically not the same but it just means they saw what looked like a follicle/egg in your ovary. Pof as you know results in low estrogen and high follicle stimulating hormone fsh. Fsh usually has a quick spike right in the middle of the menstrual cycle and this usually causes the ovary to release an egg. ...Read more
If i had rai uptake scan done 6 months ago, should I have another one done if my symptoms still persist?
Depends: Usually radioiodine uptake and scan are performed for hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Medications are usually prescribed for these diseaes. Radioiodine therapy is sometimes used for hyperthyroidism. Unless your physician feels because of therapy issues or change in symptoms, the test is not usually repeated on regular basis. If following thyroid cancer, that scan is done for surveillance. ...Read more
One of my nipples is drooping slightly, I had scans about a year ago and it was all fine, should I be worried?
Examination: It is very important to get examined if this is a new finding. Some women have a slight difference between two breasts but it sounds like that you just happened to notice it. ...Read more
What is the name of the most advanced scan or test that will show plaque buildup in arteries as if one were looking through a straw?
Just over 2 months prg, date scan in weeks. Belly is a lot larger, hurts to suck in and lay on. Could I be further on or having more than one?
my dating scan 1st August 2014 dated me 12w 5days who is the dad? the one on the 20th april or the second on the 29th april til middle of may?
Second one: Thirteen weeks is a trimester, or 91 days, which puts your date if conception around the 3rd of May. Since there is an error factor of +/- 5d - 2weeks, you will probably need to do paternity testing, since within this error factor, either one could be the dad, within the error if the testing technique. Dad #2 is the front runner in this calculation, but can't rule out #1 by dates alone ...Read more
Have pof my last scan was a year ago had another one today an my ovaries r small but look better and now they want to do more bloodd is this bad?
No it's more info: The blood tests help determine how well your ovaries are doing making hormones. It's a different and perhaps more accurate way to know how you're ovaries are functioning. ...Read more
One month post medical abortion TVS scan shows endometrial thickness of 3 MM and no RPOC. and Two months post abortion the endometriom shows RPOC.
Unclear: You did not ask a question so it is unclear what you are asking. If abnormal endometrial tissue is noted on a transvaginal sonogram then it should be investigated by hysteroscopy, D and C or at least an endometrial biopsy. Retained products of conception are certainly one possibility but that diagnosis can not be made exclusively by sonogram ...Read more
Can I take something for Diarrhea before a HIDA scan? I'm having one tomorrow but I stay sick even though I barely eat. Would meds to stop it be OK?
HI there. I just had my 12 week scan. and the babys nuchal fold is normal on one side but 7mm on the other...is this really bad? I'm so worried. help
Not accurate: The nuchal fold is not measured in this way. It is measured in a very specific way as one measurement not one on each side. ...Read more
Dr. just ordered a bone scan to find out the density I guess never had one before can you please tell me how this test is done or all about it and why?
I find a lot of conflicting evidence on the average radiation dose from a CTPA scan. I had one back in 2012 and was curious as to an estimatd rad dose?
You are wise to be: aware of your radiation dose, but don't let it scare you too much. Seek to keep your exposure low, but don't refuse a study which is medically necessary. Most imaging centers keep track of the radiation dose you received. Call and ask them for your radiation dose on file. If you have the CT on a CD, I can review it at HealthTap Concierge healthtap.com/saurbornmd. It might have dose information. ...Read more
Not your call: There are some ringers for metastatic disease. Don't self-diagnose based on something you saw on the internet. If you are having a scan done, I understand how difficult this time must be and you have my sympathy. But the report by the radiologist should be available by the time you get this. ...Read more
21 weeks preg. Had my scan yday and found the bub is 320 grams. Is it a good weight? One of the kidneys diallating showed 4.2 mm. Is something wrong?
36%tile; pyelectasis: The estimated fetal weight is at the 36%tile for 21 weeks (i.e. Normal). The fluid in the fetal kidneys is at the maximum normal (4 mm) at this stage and merits follow-up ultrasound at 32 weeks to make sure it is not getting worse. You should be content that things are going well and keep all prenatal care appointments. Best of luck! ...Read more
Went for my 12w scan today and next one is in 8w, i want to go for another in 4w, does the baby get affected by the scans? Can you see the sex @ 16w?
Yes: In general an experienced sonographer can detect two sacs or two fetuses in the first trimester and beyond. Sometimes one twin will be missed if it is not developing normally (eg, stuck twin) or is in one corner (horn) of an abnormally shaped uterus or if the woman is very large. Those would be very rare exceptions at most centers today. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, there are many types of MRI brain scans that can be done, depending on the clinical indication. Mri brain without contrast, MRI brain without and with contrast, mr angiography of the head, mr venography, MRI brain perfusion, to name a few. Some exams will include additional or advanced imaging sequences beyond the standard depending on clinical indication of exam. ...Read more
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