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What does CT scan of head without contrast show?

What does CT scan of head without contrast show?

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Will head CT scan show attention deficit disorder?

Will head CT scan show attention deficit disorder?

NO.: The ct may demonstrate anatomy but not physiology.

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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.

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How dangerous is head CT scan?

How dangerous is head CT scan?

Go to: Acr accredited scanner to be safest. Only small risk. See radiologyinfo. Org.

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What can be diagnosed with head CT scan?

What can be diagnosed with head CT scan?

Hemorhage: This test is very sensitive at detecting blood leaking into the brain. Many other things may also be found such as stroke, tumor, anomalies, sinusitis.

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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.

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What is the average cost for a head CT scan?

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.

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I need help understanding my head CT-scan reports?

I need help understanding my head CT-scan reports?

If you have: A specific question about the report that can be answered briefly, you can post it here. If it is more extensive, please feel free to schedule a consultation.

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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!

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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.

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Can a non contrast head CT scan miss anything?

Can a non contrast head CT scan miss anything?

Yes: A ct scan with IV contrast will be more sensitive for detecting lesions than a non-contrast ct, and an MRI with contrast is even better than a ct scan.

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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.

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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.

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Could they inject you with something when you get a head CT scan?

Possibly: Ct scan of the head can be done either with or without contrast injection. It depends of what your symptoms are and what the doctor that ordered the ct scan is looking for.

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Can you tell me how dangerous is head CT scan for 2 months old baby?

Can you tell me how dangerous is head CT scan for 2 months old baby?

Risk vs. Benefit: It all comes down to risk versus benefit. Speak to your doctor. Radiation for infants and children are to be kept "alarp" (as low as reasonably possible). Make sure the study is done at a center or hospital where pediatric radiology is normally performed. You can also speak to the pediatric radiologist at that center to feel more comfortable with the exam for your child.

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Yesterday had my first head CT scan test. I am afraid because my friend told me that it can cause tumor. If this possible only for one time...?

Radiology radiation: Radiation that can cause cancer in general is cumulative and not episodic like your question. Getting one ct scan is not likely to cause you any trouble.

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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