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Will skull x rays spot any fracrures, hairline fractures or other damage on the forehead and head?

Will skull x rays spot any fracrures, hairline fractures or other damage on the forehead and head?

Depends on size: A complete skull X-ray set (which includes the "Water's view" of the sinuses) are relatively good at spotting big fractures, which are displaced or depressed (i.e., discontinuous). A hairline fracture could be missed on X-ray but picked up on a CT scan. Small hairline fractures can even be missed on CT scan. Best to work from symptoms: if you have pain after an accident, see a doctor to diagnose. ...Read more

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Had several x rays and CT scans this year . Maybe 7 cts and 14 x rays . Is this deadly?

Not deadly: It's not deadly but you should make your doctors aware of all the radiation you've recieved. The bigger question is why so many cts? Are they all really necessary? ...Read more

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Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Can a x ray show spinal cancer?

Yes and no: The X-ray will show a mass on the bony spine , at times haze on the soft tissue on the spine and lesions eroding the spine. Al of these masses that can be seen on X-rays can be benign or malignant. Thus the X-ray will show the mass but can not prove it is cancer without a biopsy ...Read more

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What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

What is better CT scan or mir to further diagnose right superior mediastinum widening in the chest x ray?

CT scan: Mediastinum is best seen with a contrast enhanced ct scan. Mri is improving and could be used instead but i prefer ct scan. Right mediastinal widening could be due to a congenital anomaly such as right sided aortic arch. Have you reviewed this finding with your doctor? ...Read more

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Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?

Do chest CT scans w/contrast include evaluation of the clavicle and shoulder? What about chest xrays?

Yes&No: Some of the clavicle can be seen. The shoulder, not too much. CXR does see both, but is a 2Dimensional image and therefore don't see other views of the shoulder. ...Read more

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Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Had 2 chest x rays front/side views.Had 1 CT abdomin, 1 X-ray of neck front/side, 1x ray of my spine for scoliosis front/side, worried radiation exspose?

Read more about it: To learn more about medical imaging and radiation risk, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-radiation.Html and http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/radiation-exposure.Html. Properly indicated imaging studies represent, by definition, situations where the risks of radiation exposure are outweighed by the benefits to the patient. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more

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Does chest xray of pa lateral take a picture of the lungs?

Does chest xray of pa lateral  take a picture of the lungs?

Yes: Chest x-ray pa and lateral means your doctor wants to see lung in anterior posterior position and to see heart and behind it in lateral it shows the lungs, heart , and upper part of body , neck to abdomen. It shows if there is pathology in lungs, heart or mediastinum. ...Read more

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Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Chest xray pa lateral taken... Show problem of lungs if any?

Yes: A chest x-ray can show different structures in the chest including the trachea and lungs, heart, vessels, bones, and the diaphragm to name a few. They do not see everything and there are other tests to look for and at specific things depending on the clinical issue. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan of the chest, chest X-ray or an echo show any signs of aneurysm?

YES: Assuming we're talking about an aortic aneurysm, all three can be useful in the detection of aortic aneurysm. Ct and echo would be the most sensitive. ...Read more

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What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

What is bronchovascular markings in chest x ray?

Central markings: Central markings consisting of combination of blood vessels and bronchial walls. These extend out from mediastinum and heart. ...Read more

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Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Is 4 mm anterior bone spur at base of first metacarpal/herbal joint of Thumb a large spur?

Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-ray are are joint space narrowing, sclerosis ( or whiter bone on X-ray), bone spurs, bone cysts . Clinically or in real life this may be seen as clicking, swelling, pain , tightness, beginning with end range of motion symptoms. ...Read more

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What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

What does "soft tissue shadows are normal" in a hip joint x ray mean?

Soft tissues: Include muscle, bowel, internal organs, and the like. No calcification, which is radio-opaque! ...Read more

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What are radiographic signs of healing on a 5th metatarsal fx?

What are radiographic signs of healing on a 5th metatarsal fx?

Bone: Callous or extra bone at fracture site is one sign. Another is not distict line visible where fracture was. ...Read more

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Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

Clear CT scan of chest.  Worried about lung cancer.  Two x rays and one CT clear.  But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic surgeon and find out what's going on with that shoulder. ...Read more

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