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What is the result of CT of abdomen in intussusception?

Depends on stage: Intussusception may be intermitted, that is the bowel may go in and out. So ct is sensitive when taken during the pain. Ct might show, signs of inflammation, obstruction, the donut sign or 3rd kidney sign at the site of the intussusception. ...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 can a contrast high-res CT scan of the liver show? How about the rest of the abdomen?

What can a contrast high-res CT scan of the liver show? How about the rest of the abdomen?

Lots: For. example, abnormalies in size or texture due to fat, or scar tissue, e.g. cirrhosis; masses due to fluid filled cysts, solid tumors (cancerous or other);abnornalities in bile ducts, blood vessels; clots; abnormalities in surrounding tissues and organs; other. ...Read more

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What is a cat scan of the brain used for?

What is a cat scan of the brain used for?

Fast brain study: Cat scanning is used often to check for acute brain problems such as tumors, bleeding, skull fractures, sinus infections, looking for larger obvious pathology to make a rapid determination of the need for immediate intervention, and provides better views of bone and sinuses than MRI (which is better to see strokes or ms lesions). ...Read more

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Cat scan of head showed prominent lytic of the frontal bone and the C3 what could this mean?

Cat scan of head showed prominent lytic of the frontal bone and the C3 what could this mean?

Lyric lesion: A lyric lesion could be a sign of destruction I would just ask the physician who ordered the test to explain this to you ...Read more

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What is the effect of music in brain ?

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What is the effect of music in brain ?

Music: It reduces stress & anxiety, decreases pain, improves immune functioning, aids memory & helps us exercise. ...Read more

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What is prognostic value of MRI of brain in child with near drowning and normal CT brain?

What is prognostic value of MRI of brain in child with near drowning and normal CT brain?

MRI more accurate: Neuroimaging techniques can add valuable information (MRI) shows characteristic patterns depending on severity of the injury and also timing of imaging. Degree of edema and brain swelling is better seen by MRI than by computer tomography, therefore CT scans are not widely used for early outcome prediction. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a brain CT scan?

What are the risks of a brain CT scan?

Very safe in general: A plain ct scan really only caries the risk of a fairly modest radiation exposure, so we typically only start to worry about this for people who get many cts in a single year. If it is being done with intravenous contrast, then there is a risk of allergic reaction to the iodine, as well as some risk of kidney damage in those with underlying kidney risk factors (eg elderly, diabetes). ...Read more

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Having MRI to check pituitary tumor growth.Had coiling of aneurysm 3 months ago.Worried the coils could move because of vibration of the scan?Thanks.

Having MRI to check pituitary tumor growth.Had coiling of aneurysm 3 months ago.Worried the coils could move because of vibration of the scan?Thanks.

Check with neurosurg: The concern with mris and aneurysm coils is whether or not they have MRI compatible metal. Generally, the coils that are currently used (at least in the United States) are all MRI compatible. You should check with your neuro-interventionalist or neurosurgeon who placed the coils. Generally the vibration of the MRI is not enough to move the coils. ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of a CT scan missing a brain tumor?

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What's the likelihood of a CT scan missing a brain tumor?

CT not sensitive: Ct brain is a fast screening exam that is often used in the acute setting such as the emergency room. It is helpful in detecting obvious tumor and mass effect from the tumor. However, it is not sensitive in the detection of small tumor which does not produce mass effect or surrounding brain edema. Mri brain with and without contrast is the best imaging modality for detecting brain tumor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a non contrast cranial CT not showing a brain tumor or evidence of one?

What are the chances of a non contrast cranial CT not showing a brain tumor or evidence of one?

Not best examination: Non contrast head cts are best for detecting acute hemorrhage (blood) or possibly infarcts. Brain tumors, especially if small, can be subtle. If this is of a clinical concern your dr. Can consider a gadolinium contrast enhanced mri. ...Read more

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What is the result of xray in intussusception?

What is the result of xray in intussusception?

Barium enema: Intussusception is when the small intestine telescopes into the large intestine. It can cause pain, cramping, lethargy, and bloody stools. A barium or air contrast enema administered in a hospital can often reduce it and avoid surgery. This works about 75% of the time. In some instances surgery is needed to reduce the defect and in rare instances a bowel resection may be required. ...Read more

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What is the likely outcome of an MRI brain scan?

What is the likely outcome of an MRI brain scan?

More information: Mri provides a great deal of information about the anatomy of the brain, lining of the skull, blood vessels, and surrounding bone/soft tissue structures. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

Tumor growth: These are tumors that arise from the lining outside the brain. They are almost always benign although some studies say up to 10% can become malignant. They start early and grow- some a little, some a lot. They are found frequently in older people without needing any treatment. Your baby may have one but unless it is large, watching it is best. ...Read more

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What does increased attenuation in the frontal lobes likely to secondary beam-hardening artifact mean on a CT of the head?

Problem with machine: This description is given when there is a part of the scan that is blurry. There is an increased signal which looks specific for a pattern that shows up when the machine malfunctions and causes the artifact. It should be nothing you have to worry about. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have a CT scan of the brain and another CT scan of the cervical spine (neck) done about 1 hour apart ? In 2011 with ge lightspe

How dangerous is it to have a CT scan of the brain and another CT scan of the cervical spine (neck) done about 1 hour apart ? In 2011 with ge lightspe

Not an issue: There is no additional risk to have the 2 exams at the same time as opposed to waiting so random interval. Indeed, having both exams together might allow the two studies to be done with less overlap and reduce total dosage. If MRI were an alternative there would be no radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Is it true that heavyness in the head a sign of brain tumor?

Is it true that heavyness in the head a sign of brain tumor?

Nonspecific: A feeling of heaviness of the head is too nonspecific to be considered a reliable indicator of a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Minimal increased nonspecific signal in brain white matter. unremarkable MRI of the brain. Can this be nothing in a 26 yr old?

Minimal increased nonspecific signal in brain white matter. unremarkable MRI of the brain. Can this be nothing in a 26 yr old?

Yes: It can be nothing. Lets take a step backwards though. There must have been a reason for getting the MRI. Migraine headache can be associated with tiny punctate white matter changes. Perhaps a bit of clinical information and a look at the scan might be in order. If you can do this I would be glad to help. www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

What is the probability of survival with a cancerous brain tumor in the front right hand side of the brain?

Depends: On tumor size, cause, associated swelling/bleeding, response to treatment etc. Many variables prevent a definitive response. ...Read more

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Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Question-results of a total body bone scan- the remainder of the axial and appendicular skeleton is without increase in activity. What is the meaning?

Rest of bones normal: Wording of "remainder" in report strange unless it initially mentioned in report some abnormality. The entire skeleton consists of appendicular and axial skeleton. ...Read more

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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


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Shaken Baby Syndrome (Definition)

A serious and potentially fatal condition that occurs when a baby is shaken hard, causing ...Read more