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Pet Ct Refractory Seizures Presurgical Evaluation
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
Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?
Pet indications: Pet is good to show in vivo abnormal functional areas--it has limitations--it would be nice if cheaper, more available and the pictures come superimposed on MRI pictures---may benefit us in dementia--separate radiation necrosis from active brain tumour--separate infectious from degenerative area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nsclc st4. Diagnostic CT scans used iodine contrast but due to allergy, post treatment CT scans used barium. How accurate/comparable are the scans?
Endocrine issues + fatigue. Clear CT scan in Apr15. Symptoms persisted CT scan in Feb 16 clear. Could CT be missing SCLC. Is repeat scan necessary?
By SCLC, I presume: you mean small cell lung cancer...a type of lung cancer that is aggressive and is a neuroendocrine tumor which can produce ectopic hormones. But it certainly wouldn't be the first thing you would think of if you have "endocrine issues." The thyroid, pituitary, adrenal glands need full evaluation as well as other work-up. If lung CT "clear" would not pursue SCLC as cause. Best wishes:) ...Read more
CT Brain mass prepontine cistern CPA meningioma. Symptoms consistent with diagnosis. MRI contras normal. Symptoms still persist. Any advise?
Can MRI scan be used instead of CT scan to assess the bronciectasis b4 a possible surgery, ?Or as substitute to CT scan 2 see progress?
Had CT scan b4
CT only: It is obvious that you wish to avoid ionizing radiation. However MRI is difficiult in imaging lungs of low density tissue, air-tissue interfaces causing artifacts, and respiratory, cardiac, and vascular motions.These are technicalities without any control. Ct is by far the choice for imaging bronchiectasis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Brain CT scan revealed intracranial hypertension. B12 deficiency highly likely will be established. Could CT scan be interpreted as brain shrinking?
No: The simple, brief answer is no, rather it is the opposite of shrinkage essentially. ...Read more
Abdominal CT scan sees nothing, last week. How soon can I have dedicated kidney Ct or pet for further eval of small bilateral renal tumors? 7mm, 1cm ?
NO.: The ct may demonstrate anatomy but not physiology. ...Read more
CT Brain shows mass prepontine cistern CPA meningioma. Symptoms consistent with diagnosis. MRI contrast show no lesion. Symptoms persist! Now what?
Very strange: Not certain what to make of the disparity between the CT scan and the MRI. In some cases, a lesion is so small that it is missed by the artifact created by the thickness of the MRI slices. I would ask your doctor if an MRI of the brainstem with "thin slices" might be reasonable to confirm/refute the CT--with and without contrast. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Do hepatoligists use MRI scans in diagnostics? (alt^) unknown cause, referred to specialist. As i'm terrifiedof invasive procedures eg biopsy! useful
Been seeing a neurologist who suspects Viral meningitis (said spinal tap unnecessary) CT scan normal. Symptoms persisting after 2 weeks. What next?
Response: Based upon information provided, must assume if your neurologist was correct, that you should be gradually improving by this point. However, full recovery could take several more weeks. If you have fever, stiff neck, HA, nausea/vomiting, would have f/u visit to re-evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: The actual diagnosis of lymphoma requires tissue, usually excisional biopsy of an entire lymph node. Staging to see where other sites of disease could be is done with a combined PET/CT. The staging used to matter more many years ago when they would often give XRT or do surgery, it doesn't matter as much as it used to because almost everybody gets systemic chemotherapy for both Hodkins and non H ...Read more
No medical hist. developed respiratory prob.viral infect. with headache&vomiting, left facio-brachial seizures that became continuous, evolving into refractory status epilepticus, with bilateralization. Tests are fine. Now in coma and no diagnostic?
Seizures: This sounds like meningitis and encephalitis from an infection. Sometimes there are clues in the complete blood count. Bacterial infections typically show a predominance of neutrophils (also called granulocytes), while viral infections often show a predominance of monocytes or other lymphocytes. Also, if intubated then probably there are sedative medications changing mental status as well. ...Read more
No recovery between: Status epilepticus means no recovery between seizures lasting more than 30 minutes--- it could be evident tonic clonic jerking or could be non convulsive status like patient in a non responsive state but not jerking there is other kinds of status like simple partial. ...Read more
STATUS EPILEPTICUS: Status epilepticus is an emergency and can be fatal, generally any seizure lasted more than 20-30 minutes or multiple seizures occurred without returning to normal alertness between those seizures called status. Treatment includes, preserving the breathing may need intubation, seizure medication is needed to stop the status and transfering the patient to intensive care unit always needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If this is the first time I am having seizures but it lasted more than 30 minutes, is it considered status epilepticus?
Depends: The details provided are sketchy and definitions vary, but traditionally status epilepticus is defined as one continuous, unremitting seizure lasting longer than 5 minutes, or recurrent seizures without regaining consciousness between seizures for greater than 5 minutes. 5 min has been chosen as this is the time frame when the seizures are unlikely to self-terminate and neuron damage can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the prognosis for status epilepticus? Left sided stroke, craniotomy, seizure free first 1 1/2 yrs. 2 seizure meds episodes min 75days apart
Status epi: Long-lasting status is a difficult case and can be serious. People who have recovered from status have a much better prognosis, with rare relapses, but they should continue anticonvulsant medications afterwards. They will likely always be on at least one medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seizures , with no recollection of , comes too yelling , cursing at whoever is there labs CT scan all good?
Episodic events: You seem to describe episodes when you lose control. This is referred to as episodic discontrol. There are several causes. Seizure activity can be an association, but the behavioral issues are the problem. Some lose control following a seizure, some with migraine, and some with emotional distress. Attempts to associate violent acts with seizures rarely succeed. Eeg during event is the test. ...Read more
Child was healthy when he was born..Now he 4-year-old is like crazy..Occasionally exposure to seizure..Ct scan for him is normal!..Please help!
SEIZURES: There are many causes of seizures. Below 5 it could be febrile seizures. Petit mal, psychomotor , plumbism are to be ruled out. Pls. See a peds neurologist for consult. ...Read more
Not usually: A seizure is uncontrolled electrical activity in a portion of the brain, which sometimes extends to involve the whole brain. Symptoms can be as little as a "1000 mile stare", to extreme flailing of the arms and legs. If the seizure is due to a mass in the brain, ct may see it, but MRI is better. Usually, the cause of seizures is a tiny "scar" in the brain, hard to identify even on ct or pet/ct. ...Read more
If a person had road accident due to seizure. Then after two hours of accident will seizure show in.Ct scan or not?
My son had a seizure a couple weeks ago and now we have noticed two lumps on his head. The CT scan was normal and didn't show any abnormalities.
Further Eval needed: If this was his first seizure ever, then he needs additional evaluation with a pediatric neurologist. Workup may include an MRI of the brain, EEG or other testing. More than likely, the lumps on his head are the result of the seizure and are related to mild head trauma. I would recommend that he see a pediatric neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No no no: The CT scan was looking for abnormalities which could explain seizure activity. Things like bleeding, tumors etc. That is step one. Your doctor will almost certainly order neurological consult and EEG studies. If these are truly seizures the standard of care is obvious. Since you've had six seizures, my guess is they were atypical and did not result in an immediate referral to neurology ...Read more
Had a seizure had CT now they want me to have an MRI and EEG what could be wrong help can some one please answer
Time will tell: This is standard work up for seizure. Mri will look for an anatomic abnormality. The eeg will look for a functional abnormality ("misfiring brain cells"). Since they feel an MRI is necessary, tumor or bleed is unlikely. There's no way to tell what is wrong until all the testing is done. ...Read more
One seizure in twenty two years after a head injury. CT Scan normal yesterday but I am scared it's going to happen again.
MRI: Thisis a more definative study. Also see a neurologist for evaluation ...Read more
I hit my head on bedside table during seizure, was out for about 1.5 hrs though this may have been usual post ictal. Ct-nad. Nightmares daily, why?
Post concussive: Post concussive syndrome can be accompanied by nightmares. Also, post traumatic stress disorder can cause nightmares. Other symptoms include avoidance of the perceived threat and flashbacks. Nightmares can also occur normally or as a part of other psychiatric and sleep conditions. Occasionally, medications can cause or worsen nightmares. ...Read more
July 5th CT scan for headaches.It was normal. 5 days later jerks when trying to sleep.Now think I'm having brief seizures at night.No history of seizu?
Hypnagogic jerks: Our bodies sometimes jerk briefly as we are entering sleep. It may wake us. They last less than one second. They are common and not harmful. The best way to know if you are having seizures at night is to have a sleep study, but what you describe does not sound like a seizure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My son had an EEG and CT scan after a 1st time seizure..both normal, but now he has 2 lumps on the back of his head?
I had a seizure in my sleep 14 years ago I just had a CT scan that was fine my dr said there is no need for an EEG is CT good enough or no?
Probably: One seizure in 30 years with no central nervous system lesion to account for it (ct normal) and no progression (no further seizures - free of them for 14 years), leaves little reason for concern or to justify the eeg. This is if you are on no anticonvulsants. And assuming you do not have ongoing neurologic symptoms like difficult to treat headaches, perceptual changes, muscle weakness, lapses, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell on a concrete floor while having a seizure 6 days ago. I hit my head hard. They said they found nothing in the CT. Why does my head hurt still?
Multiple reasons: Your head could still hurt from a deep bruise in the scalp and even a bone bruise on the skull itself, a superficial hematoma, or sore spasming muscles in the scalp or even neck. If you continue to have pain that does not improve or notice any new symptoms, check back with your physician and express your concerns. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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