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Hello doctors, what does a CT scan of my head involve please?

Hello doctors, what does a CT scan of my head involve please?

See below. : Depends upon indication for exam, and whether contrast is indicated. Essentially you lie on your back with your head in the large opening while the ct takes images. If contrast is necessary, the study is repeated after the contrast injection. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Does a CT scan show MS lesions?

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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What does a CT scan of the head show?

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

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Does a CT scan show an atypical pneumonia?

Does a CT scan show an atypical pneumonia?

Yes: Ctscans are very helpful iwith diffirental diadnosis of peumonias. ...Read more

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How long does a CT scan take of your lungs?

How long does a CT scan take of your lungs?

CT scan: Should not take more than 5-10 minutes at most to actually scan you. If it is ordered with contrast they may have to place an IV and scan you with and without the contrast. ...Read more

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What does a CT scan show that an ultra sound doesnt?

Sectional: Anatomy, planar relationships. U/s are2-dimensions, ct's slices can be quite thin in head to toe direction, as well as 'seeing' front to back and right to left. U/s may define size, characteristic of solid, cystic or mixed, but also can be very operator dependent too, and hard to reproduce. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does a CT scan of your head show?

Hello doctors, what does a CT scan of your 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

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Hello doctors, what does a CT scan of your head feel like?

Depends on contrast: A ct of head with no contrast feels like nothing. It will take about 15-20 sec if that. If one would need contrast then an IV would need to be started and then a non contrast ct done then the contrast one done. The contrast may cause flushing or warmth. Certain allergies may restrict you from getting this as well as kidney disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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