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Types Of Ct Scan
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
Are there different types of CT scans to clearly identify cervical stenosis? Just like there is a 32 slice MRI (extremely effective) vs. Just an mri?
Which type of CT scan required for detecting metastatic clear cell renal cancer in chest/abdomen, is it plain or contrast ?
This sounds like: Radiology calling. It should be the radiologist deciding, but the contrast tends to identify vessels, and some tumors "flush" with contrast. The contrast is iodine based. One wants to see vessels in venous phase in a kidney tumor, and looking for metastasis to liver and lung. I vote for contrast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with chiari type 1 incidentally through CT scan and mri, i don't think i experience the chiari symptom yet, will i get them in future?
Having severe pain below right side rib cage and lower back tail bone pain, both leg socket joint pain, can't able walk now, did all type of scan mri, ct?
Inflammatory?: You need to know if is inflammatory and a sedimentary rate, RA factor, and nuclear scan can rule this out. If not inflammatory, the pain pattern suggests sacroiliac joint (sij) dysfunction, which cannot be seen on ct and MRI scans nor any other imaging study, as reported in the medical literature. Diagnosis of sij disorder is done by means of a fluroscopic guided diagnostic block of the sij. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small low grade mass: Some small low grade tumors that have not incited vasogenic edema could be missed on ct scanning. The addition of IV contrast would improve visualization of some tumors, but ct has limits in resolution when compared to mri. These are not the tumors that cause profound symptoms, frequently these small tumors are found incidentally when patients have scans for other reasons. ...Read more
Does a CT scan pick up endobronchial tumors at the bifurcation of bronchi or is its use limited in these types of tumors?
It depends: on the size and shape of the tumor. If it is large enough to project into the lumen it can potentially be seen on CT ...Read more
Whats does it mean on a CT scan result
" fine pleuro-parenchymal opacities of residual type in the apices of both lungs"?
This report: Really needs to be correlated with your history and symptoms for someone to give you an answer. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more