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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as 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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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What does a head CT scan rule out, if you fell and hit your head?

What does a head CT scan rule out, if you fell and hit your head?

Fracture or bleed: A non contrast head ct is indicated if there has been significant trauma to the head to rule out bleeding around or within the brain. It will also identify fractures of the skull that would be missed on a regular x-ray. ...Read more

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What does a head CT scan cost in se asia?

What does a head CT scan cost in se asia?

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

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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 more

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What is the average cost for a head CT scan?

Depends: Ct;s used to cost around $1000. Many ct's today are much less expensive- some can be performed for around $300-500. ...Read more

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What is the average cost for a head CT scan without insurance?

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

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I am having a head CT scan, what can they see about the nerves?

Little: Ct scans of the head show the brain- not the nerves. Sometimes you can see a few of the cranial nerves. The purpose of the ct scan is to see the brain for diseases within the brain tissue. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a head CT scan for 2 months old baby?

How dangerous is a head CT scan for 2 months old baby?

Not dangerous: Much less dangerous than any of the reasons that the ct is being ordered for in the first place. ...Read more

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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


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