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I have a "shadow" on my lung. Doctor ordered a CT scan, and it showed to test further, what does this mean?

I have a "shadow" on my lung. Doctor ordered a CT scan, and it showed to test further, what does this mean?

Safety first: It just means that your doctor is doing his due diligence. The CT scan probably shows something in the lung that is not expected to be there. It could be an abnormal vessel, fluid, lymph nodes, scarring or a mass. It depends on what further testing your doctor is requesting. If you could give more information in terms of what further testing your doctor is recommending it would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Will CT scan found a liver defect what does this mean?

Need to know more.: Unless ct shows it's a simple cyst, further testing is needed. If it's solid, it may still be benign. In people without known cancer, most solid lesions in the liver are benign hemangiomas, but this diagnosis should be confirmed not assumed. Mri is best test for liver lesions, but may not be necessary in your case. Need to know more: size? Shape? Was ct done with contrast (xray dye)? ...Read more

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Ct scan found minimal scaring or discoid atelactasis, what does this mean?

Ct scan found minimal scaring or discoid atelactasis, what does this mean?

Scarring: This is usually an incidental finding of no concern. Discoid atelectasis is a small region of compressed lung tissue, usually due to not taking in a big breath. It can look similar to mild scarring. Again, neither one is usually of any particular concern. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about two shadows being found on the CT scan of my liver?

Should I be concerned about two shadows being found on the CT scan of my liver?

It depends: Most findings are benign. However, you need to ask your doctor what these mean - Do they appear benign? Are they worrisome for cancer? What are they (cysts, adenomas, etc)? Are you at risk for liver cancer (do you have cirrhosis) and need to be concerned about this. Please talk with the physician who ordered the study to see what these spots may be. ...Read more

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Curious?Had clean CT scan 3yrs ago!yest.found I have 2large poss. benign Meningomas. 2.8x2.6x3.4. Does that mean they r fast growing? Onco next week

Curious?Had clean CT scan 3yrs ago!yest.found I have 2large poss. benign Meningomas. 2.8x2.6x3.4. Does that mean they r fast growing? Onco next week

Usually slow growing: Meningiomas are usually slow growing and can be present for years. We do not know beginning point of process, could have been over two years or a month ago. Assessment by Oncology with imaging findings and perhaps biopsy and surgery are best determination of histology. ...Read more

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Abnormality found on brain in ct scan. What could this mean?

Abnormality found on brain in ct scan. What could this mean?

It could be: Any of 100 different diagnoses. It depends on where in the brain, whether it involves the gray matter or white matter or cerebrospinal fluid chambers. We'd need more detail to comment. ...Read more

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

It means: that the CT scan will be performed without the injection of intravenous contrast material. ...Read more

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What does "ct scan w/o contrast" mean?

CT W/O CONTRAST: This is a CT scan pf the body WITHOUT the need of intravenous (IV) contrast. This does not automatically mean that the study may be done without oral contrast (typically in the setting of a CT of the abdomen and pelvis). Depends on what specifically the doctor is trying to assess. ...Read more

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What do black dots on my CT scan mean?

What do black dots on my CT scan mean?

Read/Watch more here: It is unclear exactly what you are asking without seeing the images. Please see whether this article (and it's related articles) can help you refine your question: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan.Html. If not, you will be able to upload your images to http://conciergeradiologist.Com for a detailed second opinion within a few weeks. ...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