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CT scan "findings" says known pulmonary emboli identifies and subsegmental are not excluded. The " impression" says no pulmonary embolism. clot?

CT scan "findings" says known pulmonary emboli identifies and subsegmental are not excluded. The " impression" says no pulmonary embolism. clot?

CT scan using contra: CT scan using contrast is very accurate tool for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolus Patients should be capitalized, ultrasound of the lower extremities, pelvis and IVC should be performed. The current embolism may require placement of and IVC filter. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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I just had an angio pulmonary cat scan with contrast to rule out a pulmonary embolism. Can that detect lung cancer? Chest xray normal. 42 years old.

I just had an angio pulmonary cat scan with contrast to rule out a pulmonary embolism. Can that detect lung cancer? Chest xray normal. 42 years old.

Depends on size: Many patients who undergo a ct scan of the chest will have small or medium size nodules that are non-specific. A radiologist will document the size, and depending on the patients age and risk factors for developing lung cancer will recommend appropriate followup studies or sometimes even recommend a biopsy. We can suspect, but not diagnose lung cancer without a tissue diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

What does blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolus) show on ventilation perfusion scan?

Lack of blood flow: A ventilation perfusion scan is a test for a blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. If there is a blood clot, an area of the lung will not be perfused, but will be ventilated, and therefore a mismatch will be seen. ...Read more

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What is the result of CT in lungs in pulmonary embolus?

What is the result of CT in lungs in pulmonary embolus?

See below: You can actually see the pulmonary embolus on a ct of the lungs with contrast and the proper protocol, that is why it is the gold standard for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should I worry about amount of radiation from a CT scan for a pulmonary embolism study?

Radiation concern: It is always reasonable to be concerned about radiation exposure, but you have to keep it in perspective of the risk of the disease being considered. One ct scan is not a lot of radiation, while a pulmonary embolism can cause death. The risk to benefit would favor having the ct scan. ...Read more

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Strange dropping sensation in chest, makes breathing short and heart fast. Ct scan clear, chest xray clear, not pulmonary embolism or dvt. What is it?

Strange dropping sensation in chest, makes breathing short and heart fast. Ct scan clear, chest xray clear, not pulmonary embolism or dvt. What is it?

Event recorder: Supraventricular tachycardias are fairly common in young adults. This can cause similar symptoms. To know if that is the case, you need to have an event recorder to determine what is your heart rythm when you are having the symptoms. Transient atrial flutter or other supraventricular tachycardia with rapid ventricular response could cause it. Cut caffeine, nicotine and stress. Beta blocker. ...Read more

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Sudden chest pain shortness of breath, resting hr at 100 is this pulmonary embolism i'm a 30/m. I have a family history. If i go to ER will they run CT scan for this?

Sudden chest pain shortness of breath, resting hr at 100 is this pulmonary embolism i'm a 30/m. I have a family history. If i go to ER will they run CT scan for this?

Management/workup: If you have sudden chest pain and shortness of breath, with a family history of a PE, they should screen for a pulmonary embolism, and check for a DVT as well. A V/Q scan is one test which may be ordered in your management. If diagnosed the management includes blood thinners. ...Read more

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Will a CT angiogram of the coronary arteries reveal a pulmonary embolism or other lung disease and is it harmful to have 2 CT scans in the same month?

Will a CT angiogram of the coronary arteries reveal a pulmonary embolism or other lung disease and is it harmful to have 2 CT scans in the same month?

It might: A CT angiogram or the coronaries might show a pulmonary embolism, provided that the radiologists obtained full field of view reconstructions (some do not) and the pulmonary embolism is not higher or lower than the field of view. most often, the answer would be yes, a significant PE would be identified on this type of scan. having two ct's in the same month is not optimal, but likely of no harm. ...Read more

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Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

Can blood clots of the penis travel to the lungs and cause Pulmonary Embolism?

NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/ ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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