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Orbit X Ray Positioning
Fall 2 days ago resulting in complete splits w R leg fwd, L leg strait back. X-ray neg, got toradol IM. Pain still 8/10, no position feels good. Help?
Ice, Ice and More..: Sounds like you tore a muscle or strained a tendon. You need to do some hard stuff. Move. Get up and around as much as possible or it will get stiffer, ice the area that hurts several times a day, ice bath even, Keep using a Advil (ibuprofen) or Alieve for pain and swelling. These take time to heal. If you do that for a week and still have severe pain see you doctor. ...Read more
?: Depends on why the x-ray is being done. If the doctor is doing an x-ray to see if there is a fracture, several different positions are necessary. ...Read more
10-12: The pre eruption development would vary greatly as does the eruption of teeth. You would need a panoramic xray to see these developing "tooth buds". ...Read more
Does a dental panoramic X-ray show the positioning of the mandibular nerve in the lower jaw for implant planning?
No: X-ray is2dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object. A CBCT (Cone Beam CAT Scan) allows 360 degree look at the area. ...Read more
In x-rays taken 1/23 of my back bc of reoccurring back pain it looked like my spine was curved. Lady said it may have been my position but I was flat?
Scoliosis: You may have this. I would see a spine specialist to further evaluate your options for treatment. ...Read more
If I look up, my neck will become stuck, & I have to slowly move it to its normal position. Spine DR doesn't know why. MRI & X-rays came back clean.?
Do dental panoramic X-rays give a lot of radiation? I had 3 done for TMJ issues with my jaw in different positions. Thx
.01 millisieverts: Of radiation. That's about the same amount of radiation you get in a normal day from the sun. Panoramic X-rays are very safe with minimal radiation and maximum resolution. Also a great diagnostic tool. ...Read more
Difficult to tell: Without seeing the xray. An xray "shadow" could be anything from normal to infection to something more concerning. As they say, "A picture is worth 1000 words". If you have a copy of your x-ray on CD I can provide you with an explanation at HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Brief explanation: X-ray electromagnetic radiation, much like visible light. Short wavelength transmitted through body tissues. In short, an x-ray machine transforms the kinetic (movement) energy of electrons into electromagnetic energy and thermal energy (heat). Different parts of the human body absorb the rays at different rates. Rays at different rates (bone, soft tissues, metal, air absorb differently) ...Read more
HealthTap Concierge: Probably best to set up a consult w/HealthTap Concierge to go over your xrays. That way, you can upload your xray/report for review. Of course, you'll have to pay for this service. It's a bit trickier trying to do on this free version of HealthTap. Better yet, ask doc who ordered xray to explain & review it w/you. ...Read more
It is a substance: Used in medical imaging to help identify and delineate pathology and anatomy. It is called contrast because it has physical properties that make it look dissimilar to the normal tissue appearance (for example, barium absorbs xrays and looks white). Thus, it can outline abnormalities. ...Read more
To confirm blockage: Essure is a permanent sterilization procedure in which "plugs" are inserted into each of the two fallopian tubes, by going in through the vagina-cervix-uterus. The fallopian tubes get sealed off by its inner lining growing into the "plugs". Three months after insertion, a hysterosalpingogram (dye is squirted into the uterus to see if any flows beyond the "plugs") can verify the tubes are blocked. ...Read more
A radiograph can discern air, fat, soft tissue ; bone densities. A water-filled cyst is of the same radiodensity as surrounding soft-tissues, and thus cannot be distinguished as distinct.
Thus a spinal radiograph may show anatomy that contains a cyst, yet will not show up as distinct. ...Read more
No, unless advanced: Early changes of arthritis do not show up on plain radiography. Plain radiography looks for mineralization, erosions, spurs, and joint narrowing. Radiography shows advanced changes. Mr and us are more sensitive for soft tissue changes. Depending on arthritis blood tests are important gages of activity of some forms of arthritis. ...Read more
Lots of Things:
Do you mean cervical spine? Abnormal could include fractures, disc narrowing, arthritic changes, destructive lesions from infection or cancer, osteoporosis, etc.
Do you mean the soft tissues of the neck? Abnormal could mean calcifications of lymph nodes or carotid arteries, swelling of the soft tissues in back of the throat, foreign bodies in the airway or esophagus, etc. Lots of things. ...Read more
Not initially.: Smokers often try to convince themselves that everything is OK when they have a negative chest X-Ray. The fact is that your lungs are being decimated at a microscopic level, which can't be seen on a chest X-Ray. By the time it does start showing on the chest X-Ray, your disease is pretty far along. ...Read more