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Why do I see spots in my brain CT scan?

Why do I see spots in my brain CT scan?

Need more info: I'm not sure what you are describing. I'd consult your doctor or the radiologist who read the study. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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 have white spots on my lungs. My doctor does not know what they are. I went and had a ct-scan today. Hoping to know the results friday.?

Wait for CT.: Your doctor probably has a pretty good idea what they are and what they are not likely to be. Ct will be very informative and perhaps definitive. ...Read more

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I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

I have FAP and 2 intra abdominal wall Desmoid tumours, I had a ct scan which shows some white spots, what could they be?

Possible mets.: Patients with familial adenomatous polyps due to APC mutation gradually develop hundreds colorectal polyps. These may bleed, leading to blood in the stool. Should malignancy develops, this may present with altered bowel habit, or even metastasis to the liver or elsewhere. When the polyposis is associated with osteomas, fibromas, desmoids the condition is termed Gardner's syndrome. ...Read more

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I had a ct scan of my brain today. Is it normal to have a graph over top of the imagine then the next image without the graph shows a bright white spot?

I had a ct scan of my brain today. Is it normal to have a graph over top of the imagine then the next image without the graph shows a bright white spot?

What????: Would you strike out into the wilderness with no camping or hiking experience, & having never looked at a topographic or hiking map? And then you take a first look at the map and are immediately confused? So what do you do? Post a question on HikeTap? This is analogous, except the knowledge gap in medicine is way, way wider. Just relax and wait for the report. ...Read more

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I have sarcoidosis and a cat scan revealed black spots in my skull, not the brain. The doctors tell me thatt its sarcoidosis.?

I have sarcoidosis and a cat scan revealed black spots in my skull, not the brain. The doctors tell me thatt its sarcoidosis.?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can affect many parts of the body. For example, sarcoid can cause granulomas in the conjunctiva of the eye (these can often be biopsied to confirm the diagnosis) or in the retina. A common location of sarcoid involvement is in the lung, so a chest x-ray may be helpful. Certain lab tests, such as c-reactive protein or ace levels may also help. See you primary doctor for testing. ...Read more

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My fiance had a cat scan and was told she has a spot on her brain from a previous infection. What infections can cause a spot?

My fiance had a cat scan and was told she has a spot on her brain from a previous infection. What infections can cause a spot?

There is: Not enough information to venture a guess. Do you have the ct scan report available? Any brain infection (encephalitis or abscess) can result in changes on the ct scan, but these would not be clinically silent. Certain infectious etiologies (TORCH for example) in utero could result in CT abnormalities. A "spot" is not a specific enough descriptor. ...Read more

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CT shows 12 mm bright white lesion in brain. Looks like a hollow rock! Also small speck like white spots. Could this be MS lesion, Dizzy/headaches?

CT shows 12 mm bright white lesion in brain. Looks like a hollow rock! Also small speck like white spots. Could this be MS lesion, Dizzy/headaches?

Hold up: We see these "small specks" all of the time. Before I would entertain MS, I think that an MRI is a better study. Depending on your symptoms and what exactly this white spot is, your doctor will likely pursue and MRI to clarify things. ...Read more

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Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?

Recent (2 days ago) hard hit to the head. Ct scan clear. Getting sharpish pain in a few isolated spots in my head that comes and goes. Major issue?

Monitor closely: The sharp pains at the site of head trauma may be due to mechanical injury to the skull and scalp tissue damage. If your symptoms don't resolve, get worse, or if you have any new neurological deficits, then see your physician immediately. Http://www. Brainline. Org/content/2008/12/headaches-after-head-injuries-8212-post-traumatic-headaches. Html ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan and they found spots on my liver, what could this be. Having another CT scan w/contrast next week?

It depends: It depends on several things. The most important considerations are age, sex, and other medical problems. In broad terms, these spots could be anything from cysts to hemangiomas (abnormal, non-cancerous blood vessel accumulations) to cancerous tumors. The ct scan should help clarify. Sometimes a biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis if the ct is unclear. ...Read more

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I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?

I have had spots on my lung since 2004, 2007, 2010 x-rays and 2012 CT scan showed they are slightly larger now. What are the possible diagnoses?

Many: First thing is histoplasmsis. This causes multiple small nodules. It sounds like your doctor is following this: http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/rad/res/fleischner-nodule.Htm which is the best way to follow these nodules. Hopefull, you've quit (or never were) smoking, and you're keeping a very good eye on them. ...Read more

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What are neurologists looking for in a 72 hour eeg. He saw three white places in a CT scan. To me these spots looked like the skull. White.

What are neurologists looking for in a 72 hour eeg. He saw three white places in a CT scan. To me these spots looked like the skull. White.

Short lived events: An eeg is only able to capture events that occur while the leads are attached. Ambulatory eegs allow longer-term monitoring to capture these infrequent events more reliably. One typical application is spells that might be seizures- if the eeg during a typical spell does not show seizure activity, that argues strongly for another cause. ...Read more

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Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Getting numb, tingling, crawling feeling in my whole face in different spots CT scan was good doctor was no help what causes this should I worry?

Many possibilities: Numb, tingling sensations are called "paresthesias" and should be evaluated with a complete neurological exam and history in-person. If the rest of the neurological exam were normal and healthy, the most likely explanations are anxiety, medication side effects, or migraines. Sometimes people can have the sensory auras associated with migraines without having a headache ("acephalgic"). ...Read more

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Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

See ENT: If you have throat pain for months and have not responded to allergy medications, you need to see an ENT to check out your throat. ...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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Just had a CT scan of brain. What do patchy areas mean?

Just had a CT scan of brain. What do patchy areas mean?

Of what?: Patchy areas means that there area scattered areas of something on the scan. Usually in a head ct it will be patchy areas of white matter low attenuation/density. This finding is usually associated with aging and vascular disease but if it is in you and you're 26 then it is not normal aging and could be something like multiple sclerosis. Find out what it actually says though. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan at e.r. Dr said it looked good. Does that mean my brain is OK?

Had a CT scan at e.r. Dr said it looked good. Does that mean my brain is OK?

Sounds like it.: If the CT was a CT of your brain and the doctor said it looked good, I would assume that it was OK. That is, good=OK. What he really meant and what you really mean by OK remains a mystery to me. Please check with them to make sure - Get a copy of the report so you can see specifically what "good" is. ...Read more

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I'm going to be having a CT scan on my brain in a few days and was wondering what it involved?

I'm going to be having a CT scan on my brain in a few days and was wondering what it involved?

Holding still 30 sec: Not much. Lying still on a ct table for 30 sec while a 3d xray of your head is generated with a rotating xray camera. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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