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What Does A Chest Ct Scan Show
What does it mean, when my chest CT scan shows that I have multiple patches of ground glass infiltrates, and should I be worried because my doctor isn?
Probably chronic: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nature. Sometimes treatment w/ antibiotics considered. Biopsy considered with hi risk though age & smoking history important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Depending on the severity of the copd, it will show up on a ct scan. There can be emphysema and airway thickening which represents chronic bronchitis. However, the diagnosis of COPD is not made radiologically, but by pulmonary function tests which are much more sensitive. It would be unusual to see COPD in someone less than 40 years of age. Unless due to alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will a benign fatty tumor compounded by scoliosis near left rib cage show up on a chest ct scan? Feels like when I turn it wants to lock up on me.
Chest CT scan show multiple tracheal and bronchial polyps less than 6mm size? Old CT before a year show one polyp but no change in size? Is it cancer
Chest CT scan shows "nonspecific subcentimeter mediastinal and right hilar lymph nodes" should this be repeated?
I am 57, 60 pd. Wt loss. Have had severe pain in chest. Ct scan shows a 5mm subpleural nodule in lll, 5mm in rul, 8mm higher in rul. What should I do?
FOLLOW ADVICE OF MD: We can not advice you as we don't have complete information about these three nodules. Most common cause of multiple nodules is cancer in other parts of body that has spread to the lungs. But there are many benign causes of multiple nodules like hemartomas, sarcoidosis, rhematoid nodules and wrgners granulomas, tuberculosis, nocardiosis fungal infections like aspergilosis, histoplasmosis, ;hydrated cysts. ...Read more
Had chest CT scan. Results show scarring on the lungs but hospital doesn't want to see me for 2 to 3 months. That seems long time. Is that normal?
Chest CT scan shows calcification of the aortic arch: would this or could this be the cause of tia's? I had 3 mini strokes pretty close together.
Chest CT scan shows multiple scattered tiny ill defined nodules in the right lung & subcarinal lymph node measures 1 cm in its short axis, prognosis?
Diagnosis: Prognosis would depend on the diagnosis and it is not feasible to make a definitive diagnosis from the information you provided. ...Read more
Chest CT: Including but not limited to: 1) Abnormal chest xray, 2) Persistent clinical symptoms, 3) Smoking or other inhalational exposure where chronic lung disease or cancer is suspected, 4) Chronic lung disease/fibrosis of some other cause, 5) Cardiovascular abnormalities. Basically there are lots of reasons depending on your history or symptoms. Talk with your primary doc and your radiologist! ...Read more
What to do if I had a chest CT scan done a few days ago that showed the above sentence. What does this mean?
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When you have a chest CT scan is it typical to do a set up lower dose scan before the actual scan? Or was I scanned twice? Scared about rad dose :\
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There is little to w: There is very little reason to worry about Cancer from a CT scan. It is a safe procedure which is done in thousands of people every day. Unless you have had a ton of CT scans, there is No reason to worry about developing Cancer due to this procedure. It has been proven to be safe for all medical sues. ...Read more
What is a ductus bump? Can it be easily misdiagnosed? If so, what other problems look similar on a chest CT scan?
Bump on vessel: A ductus bump is a "bump out" on the side of the arch of the aorta in the chest. It has a characteristic appearance on the ct scan so it is likely to be diagnosed correctly. Ask your doctor to show you the scan so that you both can make sure it is not a lymph node or small blood vessel that is running next to the aorta instead of a bump. ...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
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