Ct scan

What is Ct scan?

An X-ray computed tomography (X-ray CT) or computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan), makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray images taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual 'slices') of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting.

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I had a CT scan indicating mild fat stranding descending colon. have been having pain and fatigue. does fat stranding always indicate inflammation, or can it be benign.

doctor1 MD

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Hi and thank you for asking on HCM.
You are reporting to have done CT scan and the result was fat standing in descendent colon.
It is true that fat standing is suggestive for inflammation , otherwise It would be great if you send me Ct scan...

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Sir,
thanks for the answer, i had a ct scan done 1 month back , and the doctor said the result was normal. Is abdominal ct scan different from normal ct scan?

Thanks,

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
abdominal ct scan and normal ct scan are same

Detailed Answer:
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An abdominal CT scan is an imaging method that uses x rays to create cross sectional pictures of the organs, vessels, and bones in the abdominal cavity.

A normal CT scan and abdominal CT scan are the same thing.

If...

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I have a complex exophotic left kidney mass. Should I be worried? I am trying to get a ct scan authorized.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
CT scan of abdomen should be the next investigation.

Detailed Answer:
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Definitely CT scan of abdomen should be the next investigation.
CT scan can evaluate the lesion properly.
It is important to exclude malignancy due to its complex nature.This is important due to your age.
CT...

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Can a CT and MRCP both miss pancreatic cancer? I have been symptomatic, however, both exams have shown nothing caught on pancreas. MRCP showed lesions probably benign.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Sensitivity of detecting pancreatic cancer by CT scan is 89-97 %.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to HCM ,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern.

Both CT scan and MRCP are very sensitive in detecting pancreatic lesions.However CT scan is widely used and...

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What do black or grey spots mean on an abdominal and pelvic CT scan mean

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Black indicate Air

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Black indicate air , white indicates the fluid like blood, water etc. Grey is due to the organs. Bones too appear white in a CT scan.

Spots other than normally expected may have to be studied well to rule out structural...

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can a dr tell if you have colidis by a cat scan?

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Yes,colitis can be diagnosed by CT scan.

Detailed Answer:
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Yes,colitis can be diagnosed by CT scan of abdomen.CT scan may detect bowel wall thickening,fat stranding etc which are typical features of colitis.
Enhancement pattern of bowel wall is also helpful in diagnosis....

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I get a CT scan once a year for a checkup post cancer of my whole body. I'm now 30, will this affect my ability to have kids?

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Annual CT scans doesn't cause infertitly...

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Hi,

Annual CT scan wouldn't alter the chances of fertility or the ability to bear children. However there are other factors including cancers that can. What cancer are you affected with and is it in remission?...

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Can an abdominal pelvis ct scan with iv contrast detect any breast abnormalities if any?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
no

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for the question,
An abdominal and pelvic CT scan would not show any images of the breasts. Breast tissue would show up in a Chest CT scan. If you are having concerns about the breasts then getting a mammogram may be a good idea. See your...

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Hi ..I am XXXX .I made a CT scan and the result is found 6mm spot in my right kidney..so it is a cancer or stone....

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please upload CT reports.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Suite38

6 mm spot in CT Scan may be due to many reasons.CT can easily detect stone from other lesions.Stones should be specifically mentioned in the report.There shouldn't be any doubt.

Please upload CT scan reports so that i can...

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My ct scan indicated my spleen was prominent 11.7cm (I'm a female 5'2 130lbs) but my ultrasound stated my spleen measurement being 10.8cm, why the difference? Should I be worried? My liver is normal.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
The CT scan is more accurate

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

if the CT and ultrasound were not done a long time apart then you should trust the CT scan which is more accurate. The ultrasound scan has more limitations and is operator dependent. In any case the size of your spleen is normal....

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