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Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why ?

Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why ?

To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar(s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Berryman
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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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1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

1/4 inch spot on lungs after CT scan what next?

Follow established : Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prior nodule, could biopsy now. Else consider that if repeat scans in 9-12 then 24 mos are all stable, then could stop scans. ...Read more

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Had a CT abdominal & pelvic scan found a 7 mm lung spot on the lower left lung. Radiologist wants a CT lung scan done. Thoughts?

Had a CT abdominal & pelvic scan found a 7 mm lung spot on the lower left lung. Radiologist wants a CT lung scan done. Thoughts?

Get it done: The ct will show if you have other nodules or evidence of previous infection, such as histoplasmosis, that commonly cause nodules. After that your doctor can know if you need any further procedure or followup. Don't worry too much, these nodules are common and mostly benign. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Possible cause mass on lung by ct scan?

Possible cause mass on lung by ct scan?

Many things: The general categories are Infection, Cancer, Non-cancer tumors, collapsed lung, blood, fluid, and more. The radiologist should be able to narrow down the potential causes from the appearance. Ask for a detailed radiology report. If this doesn't satisfy you, speak with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What shows up on pet scan but not on cat scan?

What shows up on pet scan but not on cat scan?

Glucose metabolism: PET with F18 FDG, glucose metabolite, determines glucose metabolism of normal and abnormal structures.For example, sometimes lymph nodes are visualized on CT and do no know whether benign or malignant. In general malignant lesions are more active and have higher metabolism of glucose ...Read more

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Meningocele show up on CT scan?

Meningocele show up on CT scan?

Yes: Depending on the type of meningocele it will show up on a ct scan. Some occur in the head and others in the low back. ...Read more

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Will COPD show up on a chest CT scan? My pulmonologist said the tissues look "normal".

Will COPD show up on a chest CT scan? My pulmonologist said the tissues look "normal".

Not necessarily: COPD is not a radiological diagnosis. There are findings suggestive of COPD such as increased lung volumes, bronchial wall thickening or lung destruction. The diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms and pulmonary function tests. You could have severe COPD and a normal ct. ...Read more

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Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

Clear CT scan of chest.  Worried about lung cancer.  Two x rays and one CT clear.  But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic surgeon and find out what's going on with that shoulder. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows pluralparenchymal opacity in lower left lung base what is this?

It could: be a number of things, from innocuous to serious, but more details would are necessary to narrow it down. For example, what is the size? ...Read more

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Blood clot on brain now showing small bleed around it on MRI scan ?

Blood clot on brain now showing small bleed around it on MRI scan ?

Unclear: Is this a new bleed or change in the appearance of the old bleed? The answer to this is important. New bleeding made need to be addressed but an old bleed changing its composition as it ages is to be expected. ...Read more

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Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.

Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.

Imaging/biopsy: The imaging modality of ct scan could show findings that would be concerning for cancer, mass around your colon, enlarged lymph nodes in the same area. However, the diagnosis is made at biopsy, a piece of the mass under the microscope of a pathologist. Often the ct scan leads to the biopsy. Good luck, it is important to get the evaluation completed. ...Read more

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I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

I have stage 2 emphysema and 4 lung nodules on a ct scan (3mm and smaller) shadow xray and CT scan. Shortness breath, chest pain, night sweats?

Mgt/workup: Your findings are of concern, and an exam documenting any lymphadenopathy is important. I would suggest seeing your PCP. Your symptoms may also be due to TB, cardiac disease, pulmonary embolism. A virtual online appt is available for follow up and to review your HRCT. healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Dx of lung nodules. Ct scans of chest two years. Had chestxr CT scan of chest 2012 2013 CT scan of chest pulm wants another im afraid it causes cancer?

Dx of lung nodules. Ct scans of chest two years. Had chestxr CT scan of chest 2012 2013 CT scan of chest pulm wants another im afraid it causes cancer?

Radiation from CT: This issue should be discussed with your pulmonary doctor and radiologist. There is some risk associated with the radiation from multiple ct scans. However, that risk is likely small compared to the risk of a nodule identified in the lung, and may not outway the risks of ct, in the long run. There should be a plan with a reasoned approach that minimizes the risk of ct that you can agree with. ...Read more

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Would a lung ct scan without contrast show lung blebs?

Mgt: The imaging study may be uploaded to an inbox consult for review. The CT study can demonstrate blebs. If you are a smoker, I would advise quitting. ...Read more

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Clear ct.of.abdomin, cheat xray clear, CBC great, would CT scan show a hematoma on spleen, very worried..

Clear ct.of.abdomin, cheat xray clear, CBC great, would CT scan show a hematoma on spleen, very worried..

If the CT was: performed with intravenous contrast it will show a splenic hematoma. Without the contrast, a splenic hematoma may be difficult or impossible to detect. ...Read more

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On chemo for metastic colon cancer . Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax , abdomen and pelvis . Is neck usually scanned ?

On chemo for metastic colon cancer . Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax , abdomen and pelvis . Is neck usually scanned ?

Yes: There are multiple sites where metastatic colon cancer can appear. While the liver and lung are the most common visceral sites other than lymph nodes in abdomen , spread can occur to the left supraclavicular fossa. Troisier sign is the finding of a hard and enlarged left supraclavicular neck node (Virchow's node). It is a sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy draining the thoracic duct. ...Read more

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Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14.  Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14.  Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Questions: When did you have sex? How high was the beta? If the beta was low and/or you had sex after the 17th, no risk for the fetus. If the beta was high and you had sex before the 17th, then there is some risk to the fetus. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more