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Shadow On The Spine Following Mri Scan
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
What does 'prominent soft tissue density in the cervical region demonstrating low attenuation on post-contrast imaging' mean on a pelvic CT report?
Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?
Many kinds could.: The neck is an anatomically complicated region with many internal structures. A ct scan of the neck could show both primary and secondary cancers (tumors that started in the neck and tumors that have spread to the neck from other parts of the body). One primary neck cancer that might be seen on a neck scan is thyroid cancer. Lymphoma is another. Tongue / tonsil / larynx cancers also... ...Read more
My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings:
there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the
sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me
Possibly metastases: Nuclear bone scans usually demonstrate areas of increased bone metabolism, the bone reacting to a stimulus, such as tumor, fracture, infection, etc.Bone scan is very sensitive but not specific. Ct and MRI are cross sectional imaging that can more specifically identify the pathology and characterize the abnormalities on bone scan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri of the lumbar but the radiologist didn't remark on a white round spot at the anterior sacrum s3 region. ?
3 possibilities: There are 3 things in imaging studies that a radiologist won't mention: normal anatomy, "artifact" (false spots, lines or shadow caused by machine error/interference), and things that are simply missed because radiologists are humans. You could discuss this with the doctor who ordered the study who may be able to contact the radiologist to inquire, or seek a second opinion if still concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Compression fracture of the spine is when the vertebral body (bone of the spine) has collapsed on itself. While the bone may heal, the loss of height of the bone is usually still seen and an should be apparent on CT imaging if that bone is included on the exam. However may need to have images reviewed in the sagittal and coronal planes for it to be seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually: Sometimes a spinal cord tumor, especially with extrinsic compression, can result in false localizing clinical signs, which could result in imaging at wrong level, but if precise, the MRI will show lesion. However, you say that you have B-12 issues, and this can cause spinal cord problems in posterior columns, which are also seen on MRI. Do you feel Concierge visit might help? ...Read more
It depends: on the characteristics of the mass, but surgical resection may be needed. ...Read more
Ct of kidneys, MRI and plain xray of lumb spine, all normal.Still have low back pain. On initial pl xray 2.4x2.1mm cyst was on rt ovary.Cld be cancer?
Unlikely: Cancer is pretty low down the list of possibilities. The ovarian cyst is a common and normal finding and it is really unlikely that it has anything to do with your low back pain. Low back pain is a very nonspecific symptom with numerous causes, so it may take a while to figure it out. ...Read more
USUALLY NOT: Since aneurysms are a 'defect' in the arterial system --they can really only be seen with a contrast ct study (angiogram) or a mra (mri-angiogram). One time i did have a patient with a leaking brain aneurysm which the effects of which were barely visible on ct but confirmed on mra--and she made it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Pole": is not a region on a CT scan. It is sometimes used to reference individual organs on an imaging study, usually the kidneys or thyroid due to their oblong shape. Lower pole means the lower part of the organ(towards the feet), upper pole means the end of the organ pointing towards your head. ...Read more
Had chest ct scan done due to abnormal chest x-ray the ct scan says small pluralparenchymal opacity in left lung base adjacent several cysts what does it mean?
Mgt: There may be several possible conditions associated with these findings. Infections may cause cysts. I would suggest a TB test and uploading the scan to your virtual EMR. ...Read more
I had a ct scan and MRI of brain. Would that show an aneurysm? The scans were clear. One sided eye socket and temporal region pain.
See this morning: I answered this question for you this morning ...Read more
Had MRI and xray arthogram done on right shoulder. Results noted: Incidentally noted high attachment of the anterior inferior glenohumeral ligament.
Should be OK: "Incidental" implies that it was stumbled upon, but not likely to be a problem. This description is not a common finding on MRIs, and I'm honestly not sure of the clinical significance. This ligament provides stability to the shoulder joint and keeps the humeral head/ball from slipping forward out of the socket/glenoid. The ordering physician, if an orthopedic specialist, should help you interpret ...Read more
I have a renal ultrasound in 2 weeks. Radiologist noted hydronephrosis on my CT scan from 12/26. Will this study confirm the CT result?
Yes: Ct likely done for pain, possibly for a kidney stone which may or may not have passed. Us will show if hydronephrosis has resolved. This would be good management. Us not necessary to confirm ct diagnosed hydronephrosis if due to non-calculus (stone) obstruction like at upper ureter. Such obstruction would require a mag3 nuclear scan to quantify obstruction and need for possible corrective surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Focal hypermetabolic lytic lesion tip of right scapula on PET.SUV 3.9. Can this be cause of my right shoulder pain ? didnt show up on previous CT scan
Yes,: it sounds like this lesion could potentially cause pain in the scapular region. ...Read more
Not likely: While MRI and CT scans take pictures in different ways, tumors that are not large enough to be seen on ct will likely not be seen on CT. One area of exception to this is disorders of the spine and nervous system where MRI can take a much more detailed picture of the area in question. ...Read more
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