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Had CT scan w/ contrast in march & it showed no accessory spleen. Had recent scan w/o contrast that now shows an accessory spleen. Which is correct?
No difference: One reader of ct may have overlooked accessory spleen or splenule which can be quite small or did not report it because of lack of importance. The major spleen does most of work for body. Accessory spleen has very minor function. It's only importance if interpreted wrongly as some other mass or if need splenectomy and accessory spleen is left behind. In most cases it is of little importance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT w/ contrast in March 2014 that showed 9mm cyst in each kidney.Had CT w/o contrast in Nov that says kidneys unremarkable.Can no contrast show cysts?
Q waves leads II, III, v4, v5, v6. ECG reads LVH. Went on beta blockers for sinus tachycardia. Q waves no longer on ECG. What does this mean?
It means that the: quality of one or the other (or both) EKGs is not good. Most likely your body position changed (lying vs. sitting) or leads were incorrectly placed. Heart rate could potentially make a difference as well. At your age it is not concerning in anyway and is most likely an artifact. Don't worry. ...Read more
Several things: Can be seen on ct scan. The oral contrast helps deliniate some of the intestinal findings. Other organs are also seen such as liver, pancreas, gallbladder, aorta, lymph nodes, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus or prostate, vertebral column, etc. Some structures are seen better than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
deep twaves v3 greater than 3mm more shallow t waves v4 with lexiscan new , EKG showed twave invert v1-v3 before stress test concern?
Ask your own doctor: Please ask your own physician about these results. S/he knows you & your history, and can both interpret your study and advise you. ...Read more
26 w/ chest pain. Was tachy, inferior q wave noted, nonspecific st and t wave abnormality noted. Possible lateral infarct. What does this mean?
Depends on the need: A ct can be used in pregnancy when absolutely necessary and when other options are not appropriate. A ct scan has a higher level of radiation exposure than other imaging methods so it is not the first choice. Mri, sonograms and even x-ray would be chosen first. In some medical conditions a ct is the best option in spite of the exposure. Make sure you discuss the reason for the ct scan with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No contrast CT showed ill defined hypodense area on hepatic lobe. Ordered new CT w contrast w liver mass protocol not hemangioma protocol concerning?
Get iv contrast CT: There are many reasons to have a liver mass, more often than not, they are benign, but clearly depending on past medical history, It is difficult without contrast to differentiate these lesions, there are various ways to give intravenous contrast. A hemangioma protocol is also known as a triphasic study, allows one to look at three phases of liver perfusion but more complex to do. ...Read more
Nov 08 and march 09 us 1cm hypoechoic in liver dec 08 and march 09 MRI with contrast no focal lesion but fatty infiltration sub capsular. Us jul 09 liver normal. Dr said no further test needed?
If having Low-dose spiral CT scan chest, or low dose helical CT scan chest, is contrast media injection normally required? Checking lung cancer.
How do you read the results on an altrasound that say: b frq 8.0mhz gn37 s/a 3/2 mapa/o/o d 14.0cm dr 69 fr 15 hz ao 69%?
Those aren't results: Those are the technical parameters of the scan. ...Read more
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly as good as MRI for looking at small structures and white matter disease. Both ct and MRI are usually more sensetive and specific when contrast is given. ...Read more
Had MRI w/ no contrast yesterday and it showed 8mm hyporintense lesion in inferior aspect of spleen. Ct w/ contrast three days ago noted small granulomus are noted. Which is more reliable?Concerning?
Sodium low&cortisol highi& fatigue&weight loss. Clear CT scan in Apr15. Symptoms persisted CT scan in Feb 16 clear. Could CT missed SCLC. Repeat scan?
Look outside lung: Yes CT scans can miss SCLC, especially if the scan is not a 'high resolution' scan with sufficient overlap. However, with 2 negative scans, you should look outside the lung. Head & neck cancers and esthesioneuroblastoma (tumor of nerves that sense smell) can cause this symptom pattern. Though rarer, SCLC can occur outside the lung, as well. A PET scan or whole body bone scan could help. TTYD. ...Read more
Ct scan 2013 no nodules-2 on CT scan 10/2014 ago-ct scan 11/2014 3 nodules-all around 5 mm-diagnosed w/stage 1b breast ca 9/2013 triple+ is this mets?
Suspicious for mets: Your doctor can verify and confirm it one of two ways. Do a PET scan now or do one more CT scan of chest in 6-8 weeks from now. Biopsy may be needed but the nodules are too small for a biopsy right now...they need to be close to 10-12 mm in size. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr has ordered a spect scan of brain at columbia, i'd like an fmri instead.Can any dr order fmri?
FMRI: Any licensed physician may order an fmri. Unfortunately, insurance pre-certification can be difficult to obtain, even in cases where a more expensive examination is very useful or even necessary. If you are having trouble with precertification, notify your company's benefits manager of your difficulty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety! 3.5cm arotic root anyerusm in heart. Having back pains. Had CT 4 valley fever w/ no contrast. If close to rupture wld CT no contrast show it?
Aneurysm: A 3.5cm aortic root is not really an aneurysm, it is the upper end of the width of the aorta at that spot. To call that small an aorta an aneurysm the wall would have to be abnormal and known to be. As far as rupture, generally we don't begin to worry until they are more than 4.5cm and start thinking surgery at 5cm or above. ...Read more
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