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Ct Scan

CT (Computed tomography) scan is a diagnostic technique which uses computers and X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the body parts like the head, shoulders, spine, heart, brain, abdomen, knee, and chest. A CT scan is more detailed than a standard X-ray as it also shows the soft tissues, blood vessels, bones. It is used for diagnosing diseases like infections, fractures, muscle disorders, tumors, and to guide surgeries and biopsies.

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My routine CT scan revealed an adrenal node measuring 41 HU. I have no symptoms. Can this be malignancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently underwent a routine CT scan without contrast, which revealed a 2.8 adrenal node with a measurement of 41 HU. I want to clarify whether I have a history of cancer as I am currently experiencing no symptoms. The rest of the pelvic abdominal scan results were within the normal...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and I can understand your concern. I would suggest considering an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the adrenal gland, which could provide clear insights to determine the nature of the condition – whether it is benign or not. It is crucial to n...  Read Full »

I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis. Can you please tell me how I got it?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with hydronephrosis in the kidney. Can you please help me to find the reason why I got it and how it can be treated?  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is primarily due to ureteric stone in more than 90 % of cases. Other causes can be ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, ureteric constriction, or restriction. A proper diagnosis can be achieved after a CT (computed tomography) scan....  Read Full »

Why does my CT scan show an enlarged pancreas?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a pancreas problem. I did a CT scan, and in the report, the pancreas appears to have increased in size and shows heterogeneous enhancement with pancreatic fat standing and fluid collection. There was no parenchymal calcification or duct dilatation. Please let me kn...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The clinical history and CT (computed tomography) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) suggest that you suffer from pancreatitis. You need to give some dietary control until you tolerate normal ...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the results for perineal mass. Do I need emergency attention or can I wait?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly interpret the results for the perineal mass to decide if I need to seek urgent attention or can wait for a routine follow-up.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Let me first express sympathy for your pains and distress. From the USG (ultrasonogram) and CT (computed tomography) report that you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient’s identity), it is apparent that yo...  Read Full »

What to do if I am not a good candidate for a biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor,My CT and MRI scans revealed a lytic bone lesion at the medial end of the left clavicle with adjacent soft tissue mass. An orthopedic surgeon saw this and referred me to an orthopedic oncologist. A biopsy was suggested, but the interventional radiologist assigned to the case reviewed th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Significant degenerative changes were noted involving the left sternoclavicular joint and mild joint effusion. There is laxity of the capsular ligament. In addition, there is mild irregularity along with erosive chan...  Read Full »

My enlarged lymph nodes are decreasing. Will they disappear?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed swollen lymph nodes in the left supraclavicular region that initially started at 1.97 inches by 1.97 inches, but over seven weeks, they have shrunk to 1.14 inches. The PET scan showed SUV 18, but the core biopsy was inconclusive and showed CD10-positive cells. Also, a lung nodul...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. CD10 (CALLA - common lymphocytic leukemia acuteantigen) is an aberrant marker, frequently positive in leukemia, lymphoma, and some soft tissue tumors. But their lone presence is not diagnostic of tumors. Instead, i...  Read Full »

How do I treat a tiny crack in the midshaft of my right leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I get pain in my right leg mid-shaft femur when I walk a lot but it reduces while sleeping. The doctor denied the presence of any tumor after checking my MRI, CT scan, and X-ray reports. But the doctor mentioned that I had a hairline crack and suggested 14 days of physical therapy. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. As the doctor has mentioned that you do not have any tumor, it can be due to the weakness of muscles. I suggest you do hip abductor exercises regularly. In case of severe pain, I suggest you consult a pain physician and opt for a trigger po...  Read Full »

Kindly help me interpret the CT scan of the abdomen.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to have an evaluation of the CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast. How can I upload the disc of the CT scan? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have reviewed your CT (computed tomography) scan images (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity). So, I suggest the findings mentioned below. 1. There are a few calcified granulomas in...  Read Full »

My CT report shows white matter lucency. Is it sinusitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in my neck, ear, head, and eye for a few weeks. I went to the emergency room, and they did a scan without contrast and diagnosed it as sinus. The pain went away for a few days, then came back at the exact location.I wonder what white matter lucency means in my computed tom...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Let me assure you that the mention of white matter lucency that has caught your attention is not significant and has been explained as "probably related to surrounding skull as well as multiple earrings causing metallic artifact." So you need n...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for ureteral stone removal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stone in my ureter. I am taking painkillers now and had a CT scan. What is the best solution to get it out?  Read Full »

Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. The odds of passing a stone by taking some medication are good. But, I suggest taking the following medications for ten days and repeating the CT (computed tomography) after one month. However, please consult a special...  Read Full »

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