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I got a orbit CT scan today (around the eye), is there risk involved with CT scan?

I got a orbit CT scan today (around the eye), is there risk involved with 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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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What is the definition or description of: orbit ct?

Eye CT scan: Orbit ct means a ct scan of the structures around the eye. It is typically used to identify abscesses (infections) of the eye area, broken bones around the eye socket, and presence of foreign bodies (tumors, trauma) in the eye socket. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT with contrast?

What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT with contrast?

Imaging: Your brain and eyes. Using dye to get better pictures. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT w/ and w/o contrast?

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

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Can you tell me what it mean to have a head and orbit CT w/ and w/o?

Contrast: It just means with and without contrast. The contrast can help in detecting tumors or abscesse ...Read more

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The doctors say my baby needs a CT scan of orbits. What does that mean?

View eye sockets: Your doctor has ordered the orbital ct scan to evaluate the eyes, eye socket and its contents. You should ask your doctor why your child needs the ct scan. Specifically as him what he/she is worried about and what he is looking for. ...Read more

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What are CT scan of your eye orbits used to detect?

What are CT scan of your eye orbits used to detect?

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 more

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

It means: that the CT scan will be performed without the injection of intravenous contrast material. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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