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White Spots On Liver Ct Scan
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Tricky: Not all cancers are bright on pet scans and not all bright activity in a pet scan is cancer. Inflammation/infection can also show bright activity. Pet scans are performed in conjugation with ct (pet/ct) and though pet is great for detecting metabolism, its specificity is not as great. Reading a pet requires care/skill. Normal activity is seen in the brain, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read/Watch more here: It is unclear exactly what you are asking without seeing the images. Please see whether this article (and it's related articles) can help you refine your question: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan.Html. If not, you will be able to upload your images to http://conciergeradiologist.Com for a detailed second opinion within a few weeks. ...Read more
Follow established : Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prior nodule, could biopsy now. Else consider that if repeat scans in 9-12 then 24 mos are all stable, then could stop scans. ...Read more
Common and benign: A liver hemangioma is a benign mass and is one of the most commonly seen liver masses by radiologists. If the suspected hemangioma does not have a typical appearance, a liver MRI may be ordered. Sometimes, these hemangiomas are followed up with additional ct scan and/or MRI in a 3-6 months to assess their stability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypodense liver spot caudate lobe on CT 9 mths after prev CT showed nothing in setting of carcinoid syndrome symptoms. Could this be liver metastasis?
Yes I suspect mets: A new Hypodense lesion in liver in association with any intra-abdominal cancer arise the suspicion of Metastasis. This can be confirmed with a follow up Ct scan in 3 months. A biopsy of this lesion may also be a consideration. You should also see a medical oncologist for further pursuit of this abnormality as it may need treatment (?surgery to remove it if it is growing in size) in the near future ...Read more
Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why ?
To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar(s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many kinds could.: The neck is an anatomically complicated region with many internal structures. A ct scan of the neck could show both primary and secondary cancers (tumors that started in the neck and tumors that have spread to the neck from other parts of the body). One primary neck cancer that might be seen on a neck scan is thyroid cancer. Lymphoma is another. Tongue / tonsil / larynx cancers also... ...Read more
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