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What Is The Result Of Ct Scan Of Brain In Shaken Baby Syndrome
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If done without contrast, it could be missed. If the tumor is in the posterior fossa (back of brain or brainstem) could be missed. With a ct scan, the bones in the back of the head commonly cause artifact and a mass could be missed. If there is a concern, then a MRI with gadolinium should be performed. But a ct scan with contrast is a good study. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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