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Orbit Ct Scan
No: There is no significant risk. There is likely much more risk in not getting one. This impairs the doctor's ability to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
Specific CT exam: CT or cat scan takes an image inside your body. CT of the head is used to look at your brain and skull. CT of the orbit looks at your eye socket. Contrast is occasionally used to help image and characterize the orbit or brain and get more information. CT of the chest looks at your lungs and chest, and CT of the abdomen and pelvis looks at your body below the diaphragm. ...Read more
Several things : Such questions are better answered in proper context. Was it a trauma, pain in orbit, vision problem or prominence of the eye on one side, and what the exam showed when ct was ordered. Tests should always be ordered after thorough, history, physical exam and review of previously done tests, to evaluate for specific pathology, when ct seems a better test than other tests available to evaluate orbit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saw my ENT after CT scan. She showed me my sinuses and then she showed me a round solid grey circle. Was that top of head? She said it looked fine to.
No: There are basically three densities in the CAT scan of the paranasal sinuses. Black is air, dense white is bone and grey is soft tissue. A round grey circle could have been the orbit (eye). It was not the top of the head which would have been dense white. After viewing the CAT scan with your ENT doctor, you should have walked away with a lot more information. ...Read more
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
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