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Doctor insights on: T6 Sclerotic Foci On Ct Scan

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I've recently has a CT scan & it came up with. There's a sclerotic bony lesions @ right L5 pedicle which is defind. What s this mean?

I've recently has a CT scan & it came up with. There's a sclerotic bony lesions @ right L5 pedicle which is defind. What s this mean?

Possibilities: 1. Pars interarticularis defect on the left side with thickening of the right pedicle due to compensatory enlargement
2. Osteoma or osteoblastoma of the right pedicle
3. Healed fracture
4. Fibrous dysplasia/paget's disease
5. Sclerotic metastasis
the radiology report should provide an opinion of the most likely cause. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

What does this all mean please? Ct scan 1: "bone window images show a mixed lytic and sclerotic lesion in the body of t9"

Mixed density: This means there is an area in the 9th thoracic body (mid back) which has areas which are lower density (lytic) and higher density (sclerotic) than normal bone at that location.

There are many reasons for this appearance. A thoracic spine MRI of this area, probably with and without contrast, may be helpful. ...Read more

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They, "an oral surgeon" has found a sclerotic lesion on my right anterior mandible on CT scan. It has a differential diagnosi. Should I agree to a biopsy?

They, "an oral surgeon" has found a sclerotic lesion on my right anterior mandible on CT scan. It has a differential diagnosi. Should I agree to a biopsy?

There are different: Types of sclerotic lesions, some benign and some not. It is tough predict where on the spectrum yours is, without knowing the imaging features and clinical history. Sometimes it is tough even after careful evaluation of images. Additional imaging, such as MRI, may be useful to narrow the differential. Your doctor should discuss the risks, benefits, alternatives so you can make an informed choice ...Read more

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Bibasilar sub CM pulmonary nodules noted on CT scan. Sclerotic focus in right and left iliac, 0.4cm and 0.5cm.1.7cm complex right ovarian cyst. Concerns?

Prob. Not.: All those items seems relatively benign, ie, not important. If it associated with abnormal labwork, or significant symptoms, then a PET scan may be more useful to identify active disease.
If this is the first time the lung nodules have been seen, then a follow up CT in 3-4 months would be recommended. ...Read more

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A CT scan showed several scleretic bone lesions in the sacrum. Could this be normal?

A CT scan showed several scleretic bone lesions in the sacrum. Could this be normal?

Yes: Many patients have benign areas of sclerosis, often in the sacrum, pelvis and hips. The personal history of the patient, presence or absence of pain, and stability (if old studies exist to compare).

If there are concerns, further evaluation with bone scan (maybe with spect if lesions are small) or even pet/ct may be appropriate. ...Read more

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CAT scan came back saying multiple scattered soft tissue density foci in upper cervical subcutaneous calcification of pineal gland. What's meaning?

CAT scan came back saying multiple scattered soft tissue density foci in upper cervical subcutaneous calcification of pineal gland. What's meaning?

Please repost: You left something out. However: You didn't just pass by a CT scan facility & decide to go in & make an impulse purchase. Your doctor ordered the CT for a reason. You haven't bothered to state the reason. The CT isn't the patient, you are. The ordering MD who knows you is ethically obligated to interpret the CT for you in the context of you as a patient, or if they can't, to find someone who can. ...Read more

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Does CT or cat scan hurt?

No: There is no pain unless it's difficult for you to lay flat, during a ct scan. ...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

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

CT W/O CONTRAST: This is a CT scan pf the body WITHOUT the need of intravenous (IV) contrast. This does not automatically mean that the study may be done without oral contrast (typically in the setting of a CT of the abdomen and pelvis). Depends on what specifically the doctor is trying to assess. ...Read more

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What is the lower pole region on a CT scan?

"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

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I would like help in getting CT scan results?

How: The results should be available from the radiologist who reads the study. Interpreting the results make take the assistance of a clinician. ...Read more

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I'd really like to know how much is a CT scan?

The price and: The charge may be different. The cost is amortized by the price of the unit ($1m range), life (about 5 years) and # scans done. Add facility, light, liability, staff, reading: commonly about $500 in the us for a round figure. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you feel pain during a CT scan?

Depends on location: One cannot feel the CT beams nor do they aggravate your current problem that you're getting the CT to evaluate. If you are receiving IV contrast as part of the CT scan however, many report a temperature sensation at the injection site. Pain at the injection site should be immediately alerted to the CT technologist in the room. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a CT scan the same as a "catscan"?

I was wondering is a CT scan the same as a "catscan"?

Same test: When CT first came out it was "computer assisted tomography" or CAT scan for short. Now it is computed tomography, or CT. However, the old terminology is frequently still used. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cmml to be diagnosed without a CT scan?

Yes: Yes, it can be diagnosed with lab tests and bone marrow biopsy. CT is often in the workup, but may not be necessary to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is barium safe with CT scan?

Is barium safe with CT scan?

Yes,: Barium is safe with a CT scan. Dilute barium is often used as oral contrast for a CT. Non dilute barium (for example from a barium enema) will cause an artifact on CT which could obscure much of the anatomy and render the scan useless, so although it is not harmful to you, it could ruin the scan. ...Read more

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Is a ct scan of the chest safe?

Is a ct scan of the chest safe?

Perspective: It depends on why you are getting it. Is the risk greater than the benefit? If so, then probably not a good idea to get it. If the potential benefit is greater than the risk of not getting it, then I'd say absolutely, get it done. However, just know, the radiation exposure to a CT is about the same as 200 chest X-rays. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan show MS lesions?

On occasion: But not the best images for MS. MRI is the gold standard, NOT the CAT scan. ...Read more

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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 a CT scan show your ovary?

Yes.: Are you looking for it? It may not be the best test to "look" at your ovary though. ...Read more

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Ok to take Valium before CT scan?

In general, yes: If you are overly anxious or claustrophobic, valium may help. But I would still recommend discussing this with the doctor who prescribed the valium first. ...Read more

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Ct scan of neck results show what?

Ct scan of neck results show what?

Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occurs in the neck. ...Read more

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When is a CT scan of the neck used?

Good test: Can look at bones for fracture if you had trauma. Can do cta neck to look at blood vessels if you have carotid artery disease. Can look at tissues to see if there is a cancer or infection. These are a very few examples of the uses of ct. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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What does a CT scan of the head show?

Major abnormalities: Ct is typically used in the acute setting to look for blood. It can also show major abnormalities such as masses and edema from large strokes. Ct is the best exam for looking at skull fractures and usually partially shows the bones of the sinuses and face. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more