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What Will Ultrasound Show With Neck Node
Contrast: It may however contrast gives a better image ...Read more
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
Normal lymph nodes: Have a kidney bean appearance with fat in the central part of the node. This configuration usually persists when nodes are enlarged by a benign inflammatory response. Nodes involved with cancer cells often loose the central fat, enlarge asymmetrically, have an irregular outer surface, and show increased blood flow in the outer surface of the node. ...Read more
Will a neck ct with no contrast show enlarged lymph nodes? I have neck swelling that is really scaring me. also tightness. could it be lymph nodes?
Yes and yes: Ref: http://gamma.wustl.edu/docs/Soft%20Tissue%20Neck%20CT%20Anatomy.pdfGet a more detailed answer ›
I did a neck ultrasound and on the report is show: "largest lymph node 1.4 cm", impression: "lymph nodes normal size". How can it be normal size?
The size: of the lymph node is not the only factor in deciding whether a lymph node is abnormal. The shape of the lymph node, the vascularity, and the cortex thickness are all important in helping to determine whether it is abnormal. That said, a 1.4cm(long axis diameter) neck lymph node would be considered within normal range assuming the other features are also normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the: lymph nodes are infiltrated with cancer to the extent that they enlarge or lose their normal shape, they can be detected with MRI. Of course, there are a number of other causes of abnormal lymph nodes(e.g. infectious/inflammatory processes). Microscopic invasion of lymph nodes would generally be undetectable on MRI...the lymph node would look normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be: It may or may not. The procedure of choice is ultrasound by an eperienced sonographer. Xr is not a great exam for lymph nodes. Even better: have it examined by a doc. Usually this is palpable on physical examination and most examinations are not helpful. ...Read more
Hi. If one has lymphoma and does a neck CT scan of swollen lymph node, would the CT scan show an abnormality that leads to a biopsy or can it miss it?
No test perfect: But a contrast enhanced ct scan of the neck performed and interpreted well should see any enlarged lymph nodes. Unfortunately, sometimes disease is located in lymph nodes that are normal in size. That is why for lymphoma, pet/ct is often performed for restaging. See your doctor and decide what further workup is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm. Dr wont do a biopsy. Just a CT scan but only of my neck. how can i get her to do test for other nodes?
Had CT scan on neck during sinus infection. Dr found enlarged lymph nodes on scan. Said he couldn't tell size of them so referred me to ultrasound. Y?
Contrast CT?: If your ct scan was done without contrast, it may be difficult to accurately measure the size of nodes, as they can blend into surrounding structures. A repeat study with intravenous contrast would be preferable to an ultrasound, which cannot see the entire anatomy of the neck. If the nodes are symmetrically enlarged and aren't larger than 12-15mm, they are likely reactive, not pathologic. ...Read more
CT , nodes and CA: CT shows anatomy. Lymph nodes usually don't show up or are very small. When the radiologist can see and measure a lymph node it than becomes suspicious for cancer. If it is greatly enlarged than it is more likely to be Cancer. A PET scan will show if the lymph node is active ie growing faster than normal tissue. If there is a doubt a biopsy can be done. All scans have a resolution of size dectable ...Read more
Lymph node: A normal lymph node looks something like a little kidney. Shape is similar and on doppler small arteries can be seen entering the hilus of the node. There is a peripheral and central zone kind of like renal cortex and medulla. Abnormal nodes enlarge, show loss of normal architecture, and may show signs of mass invasion if there is tumor involvement. ...Read more
Can endometrosis cause mesternic and retro-penal lymph nodes to show in a CT scan. The radiologist noted them but did not say they were enlarged. ?
See below: Non-enlarged lymph nodes seen on a ct scan are likely just to be a normal finding in most anyone. Would not seem to be related to endometriosis to me. Ask the doctor who ordered the ct scan to review with you what the significance of the radiology reported findings means for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of breast lump (found by GP along with swollen lymph node) would not show up on US or mammo? Scans showed I have very dense breast tissue.
Neither: mammography nor ultrasound are 100% accurate for detecting cancer. In particular, the sensitivity of mammo can drop to lower than 50% in dense breasts. A small percentage of cancers are found only on physical exam, and not seen on mammo or US. However, the chance of a lump being cancer in the setting of a negative mammo and ultrasound is low, approx. 0.5%-3%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 mm lymph node on the neck ultrasound with non specific appearance . What does that mean ? Thanks,
I just had an mri with contrast of my abdomen and pelvis to check for swollen lymph nodes in my right groin. Would a ct scan with contrast be better to see and diagnose the lymph nodes?
Firm lymph node on neck below ear and dr said i need to get a biopsy and that ultrasound wouldn't help. why? said location is difficult to evaluate. ?
How come slightly enlarged deep cervical nodes in neck for months show no specific finding after tests (including biopsy)?
Normal: Because they are just healthy normal lymph tissue doing their job. Nodes are signs of immune health in almost all cases. ...Read more
An oncologist on this site told me there are no lymph nodes in the arm there for the ct scan to show lymph nodes would not need to have my arms in the scan. I looked it up there are lymph nodes in the elbow area so why didnt the ct scan include the arms w
Test expectations: May be there was misunderstanding as the lymph nodes are present throughout your body. It depends upon what your doctors want to see in a particular test or imaging study. Pl discuss with your oncologist about need for these tests at your next appointment. Feel better ...Read more
How is a biopsy taken of a palpable breast lump if it doesn't show up in ultrasound or mammogram? Wondering how they accurately guide the needle?
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