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What Does A Head Ct Scan Show
NO.: The ct may demonstrate anatomy but not physiology. ...Read more
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
I feel my head is exploding and current is going through my head, CT scan shows i have a mucous retention cyst in the anterolateral left spheniod sin?
Head ache: Mucous retention cyst will not cause those symptoms and it is likely an incidental finding unrelated to your headache. Since we don't know anything about you, not even something as basic as your age, let alone your medical history and meds, we cant offer you relevant and useful response especially when there is not a real question posed. ...Read more
Have been suffering from post nasal dip and heavy head . Ct scan shows 11*9 cyst in right sinus, left concha bullosa, patchy mucosal thickening .Help?
Need ENT consult: The symptoms and the cat findings correlate. You must have a competent ENT specialist evaluate the possible relationship of these clinical and objective findings. Medical or surgical intervention may be necessary. ...Read more
What country: First what country, low cost means nothing in health care delivery system dynamics, for example in india you can get head ct for $ 15 if stranded in a remote area one may not be able to reach for it. ...Read more
Does a head CT scan help diagnose multiple sclerosis? If a CT scan is normal, is it still likely that multiple sclerosis can be present?
Takes time to show: "Multiple lesions over time and space" is how med students learn about MS. It evolves over time. Sometimes subtle MRI findings can suggest it, but are non-specific ("unidentified bright objects"). But it can take a long time before MS presents itself. If seriously concerned, see a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shop around.: Depending or not if contrast is used, it could range from a few hundred (300) to a thousand plus. If you're fortunate enough to live in a location with various imaging centers - just call them. And ask them for their "cash price". Unfortunately, there's not good transparency in prices for medical care, but with enough work you can get some comparison prices. Good luck! ...Read more
Not dangerous: Much less dangerous than any of the reasons that the ct is being ordered for in the first place. ...Read more
Pain in back and right side of head for two weeks and sometimes a jolting sensation on my whole head. What could this be? How risky is a head CT scan?
It depends: What your doctor is looking for. Most head ct scans are done without dye. ...Read more
No: The x-Ray radiation from the CT scan is an instantaneous process, once the radiation has passed through your body, none remains in side of you. The X-Rays can do some DNA damage when passing through you, and could potentially damage a growing fetus if they were directly scanned. If you had only a head CT and not abdomen the exposure of the egg that was fertilized would likely be negligible as well ...Read more
I accidentally opened my eyes while doing a head CT scan. I saw the red light on my face. Can it be dangerous?
No,: it is not dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind of dr. should I follow up on a head CT scan: Small low-density lesion in the left basal ganglia could be due to prior ischemia.
Neurologist?: and /or internist or cardiologist. Also ask the doctor who ordered the test since he/she was sharp enough to suspect something. ...Read more
If a head CT scan with and without contrast ruled out brain tumor can I be sure that i don't have a brain tumor?
Why do you worry?: Cat scan is adequate to demonstrate even a modest size lesion, and seems reassuring. Yet, you remain focused and perhaps doubtful. Urge you contact a counselor and explore the underlying causes of your persistent concerns. Actually brain tumors are quite uncommon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a head CT scan (with and without contrast) radiation cause a brain tumor to grow and cause symptoms in 2 years and 8 months or 3 years? Possible?
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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