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What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

Several reasons: Pipida or hida scan is nuclear medicine test for gall bladder function. Gb does not visualize when gb has acute cholecystitis and patient acutely ill. Also patients with chronic gall bladder duct obstruction will not have gb visualization. Sometimes gb will not be seen well in extreme prolonged fasting, wit certain pain meds and when patient fed by tpn, total intravenous nourishment. ...Read more

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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 it mean to have a meningocele on CT scan?

What does it mean to have a meningocele on CT scan?

Meningeal herniation: A meningocele is a protrusion of the meninges, outer lining of the brain or spinal cord, and contains csf, cerebrospinal fluid.They can be congenital or acquired, for example after surgery. Most are located in the lumbosacral region. A simple meningocele is usually not associated with other spinal abnormalities. ...Read more

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What does it mean if ovaries don't show on CT scan?

What does it mean if ovaries don't show on CT scan?

Probably nothing: Small ovaries may not be seen on a noncontrast ct scan. Sometimes they are difficult to identify on a contrast enhanced ct scan. Ct is really not the best way to evaluate the ovaries. If the goal of the exam is to evaluate the ovaries, then ultrasound is much better. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a CT scan shows fluid in my left ear?

What does it mean when a CT scan shows fluid in my left ear?

Infection?: It depends. For example, fluid in the middle ear cavity could indicate inflammation/infection i.e. otitis media. In a trauma setting, it could indicate a possible temporal bone fracture. Need to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it me on cat scan when it says 8mm focal calcification in gallbladder?

What does it me on cat scan when it says 8mm focal calcification in gallbladder?

Stone in gallbladder: Calcification in the gall bladder may indicate a gallstone and if you have symptoms or if you are diabetic, the gallbladder should be remove. ...Read more

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Extrarenal pelvis is noted on the left what does that mean on a CT scan. Please?

Extrarenal pelvis is noted on the left what does that mean on a CT scan. Please?

Normal variant: In some people, some of the collecting system for the kidney, called the renal pelvis (like a funnel to catch the urine the kidney makes) extends a bit from the kidney. This is called an "extra-renal pelvis". ...Read more

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They found a liver hemangioma on my CT scan. What does this mean?

Common and benign: A liver hemangioma is a benign mass and is one of the most commonly seen liver masses by radiologists. If the suspected hemangioma does not have a typical appearance, a liver MRI may be ordered. Sometimes, these hemangiomas are followed up with additional ct scan and/or MRI in a 3-6 months to assess their stability. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a xray shows overlapping shadows?

What does it mean when a xray shows overlapping shadows?

Radiographs are: Shadowgrams - meaning everything in a view overlaps, which is why most require multiple views in different positions to be "complete". Usually, a radiologist can decipher the overlaps and understand what is happening, but sometimes is not sure and may say something like "... May be a nodule or due to overlapping structures.". Ribs and vessels are 2 things that can add up to mimic disease. ...Read more

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What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasnt checked?

What does it mean on results of CT scan no abdominopelvic lymphadenopathy. No free fluid or pneumoeritoneum mean is it that it wasnt checked?

Not at all: It means you don't have those findings. And you should want to have them. Also it sounds like whatever your doctors were looking for wasn't there. Don't worry about those findings. Discuss the report with your doctor ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your gallbladder is not showing up on a hida scan?

What exactly does it mean when your gallbladder is not showing up on a hida scan?

GB/cystic duct prob.: In a normal hida scan, radioactive material flows from the liver through the cystic duct into the gallbladder and also through the common bile duct into the intestine. When the gallbladder is not seen, it means either the cystic duct is plugged or the gallbladder is dysfunctional/full of stones or sludge. A gallbladder ultrasound would help. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your kidneys show up on a bone scan?

What exactly does it mean when your kidneys show up on a bone scan?

See answer: Likely you had an examination with tc-99m mdp and some of this agent is normally excreted in the kidneys and will appear on the bone scan. ...Read more

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What does hypertrophy mean on a neck CT scan?

It depends on: where in the spine the hypertrophy is but basically it is the overgrowth of some part of the spine. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my X-ray image of the intestines showed up white without barium swallow?

What does it mean when my X-ray image of the intestines showed up white without barium swallow?

It's hard to: speculate, based on very limited information. If what you are seeing is as 'white' as barium would be, you may have ingested something with radiopaque content, like Pepto-Bismol or Maalox. ...Read more

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What does it mean when cosmetic filler shows its hypoechoic in ultrasound?

What does it mean when cosmetic filler shows its hypoechoic in ultrasound?

Echo is bounce back: From an aesthetic standpoint, the echoic appearance of a filler has no consequence other than to inform your new physician what was used in the past especially if there are issues related to the filler. Some fillers will show a whitish appearance, others a cloudy haze and some a blackish area. If getting x-rays/scans of your face, let your dentist, md or radiologist know what you have had done. ...Read more

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Will CT scan show a spot on my kidney, what could it be?

Could be a tumor: Could be a tumor, but may simply be a cyst, or a stone, or retained fat material. ...Read more

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I had a MRI and what does it mean when it say free fluid in the cul-de sac?

I had a MRI and what does it mean when it say free fluid in the cul-de sac?

Free fluid: Free fluid in the cul-de-sac means there is fluid posterior to the uterus in a small space between the uterus and the rectum, and not in a specific structure like a cyst. There is normally a very small amount of fluid present which is not usually seen with MRI. Fluid can accumulate from many causes, and can be seen intermittently due to your menstrual cycle or indicate inflammation in the pelvis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more