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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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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Fell and hit my head on concrete floor 6 months ago. have had a MRI and CT scan both are clear. I still have stiff neck, pain to turn my head, burning?

Fell and hit my head on concrete floor 6 months ago. have had a MRI and CT scan both are clear. I still have stiff neck, pain to turn my head, burning?

? cervical spine: What was studies by CT and MRI , head or cervical spine. Your symptoms may be related to injury of cervical spine. Should be evaluated by physician with physical examination and appropriate testing. ...Read more

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20 month minor fall on head, vomited 2-3 times next hr. Runny nose &virus too. Acts normal. Rushed to ER, didn't sit still for CT scan. Serious?

20 month minor fall on head, vomited 2-3 times  next hr. Runny nose &virus too. Acts normal. Rushed to ER, didn't sit still for CT scan. Serious?

Depends: The height of the fall generally puts the baby into categories of low risk, moderate and high. Over 8-10ft drop is a higher risk. Also if the babies are difficult to console, they become higher risk. However, this categorazation is used to determine if the baby needs a CT or can be watched for 3-4 hours. If the CT scan is negative there is most likely no more need for further concern. ...Read more

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Hit my head hard the other day. CT scan was negative;still have a headache 5 days later and don't quite feel like myself. Should I be worried?

Hit my head hard the other day. CT scan was negative;still have a headache 5 days later and don't quite feel like myself. Should I be worried?

Post concussion: Post concussion syndrome can be associated with persistent headache, dizziness, irritability, sleep problems and cognitive changes. The degree of symptomology depends on the extent of the original injury, and in the case of athletes, the number of prior injuries. Pain medications, anti-depressants, cognitive therapy can be helpful. It important to avoid re-injury, ...Read more

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What happens if you had a head contusion over a year ago should you still get a CT scan?

What happens if you had a head contusion over a year ago should you still get a CT scan?

If you hit: your head over a year ago, and have been having no symptoms, you probably don't need a CT. If you have symptoms, see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Slipped and hit head against the end of a table 3 days ago. I'm on Xarelto. CT scan that day was ok. Head still hurts and swollen. Should I be worried?

Slipped and hit head against the end of a table 3 days ago. I'm on Xarelto. CT scan that day was ok. Head still hurts and swollen. Should I be worried?

Mgt: The pain may be related to soft tissue injury and swelling. If the pain is relieved with tylenol ( if you can take this medication), this is one cause. If the pain does not improve or is associated with any changes in balance, speech or vision, please see the ED again. ...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