CT (computed tomography) scan, otherwise called CAT scan, is a special kind of X-ray, which takes cross-sectional images of the body. A CT abdomen is performed to diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, mass in your abdomen, kidney stones, appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, and cancer.
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I have undergone a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. What do my reports suggest?
Query: Hi doctor, I want a complete review of my CT scan images (abdomen and pelvis contrast) and a detailed report of all the findings. Please advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After reviewing the CT (computed tomography) abdomen and pelvis scan (non-contrast), my findings are the following. A defect measuring approximately 10 mm in diameter along the left lower chest/ upper abdominal wall muscles laterally between ... Read Full »
Can you please interpret my ultrasound?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been sick for two years. I was diagnosed with HPV two years back, but no treatment was done. Recently, I was diagnosed with anemia. I have lower back pain, fatigue, tingling in legs, right and left pelvic pain. Currently, I am taking Effexor and Adderall. I had an ultrasound done. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The outcome of ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is as follows: The uterus is of normal size. The endometrial thickness measures 1.28 cm and this might be at upper limit of normal, depending on your age and time of your cycle. In the elde... Read Full »
What do the stone-like structures in my abdominal CT suggest?
Query: Hello doctor,I had an abdominal CT done for pain in my lower abdomen, groin, and testicle that resulted after a sudden twisting movement. The report did not really address a cause for any of the pain, though when I was looking at the images, I noticed what appeared to be two stones of some sort on m... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand your concern. You might be referring to the two tiny stone-like densities to the right of the midline. Let me reassure you that it is not a stone which we are seeing. It is below th... Read Full »
My CT scan revealed a benign hemangioma on the right lobe of the liver. Will a CT scan affect the baby if I conceive?
Query: Hello doctor, I had undergone an ultrasound scan as a part of the medical fitness examination to join a government job. In the scan, it was observed that I have a hemangioma on the right lobe of the liver measuring about 1.3 x 1.6 centimeters. I underwent a non-ionic contrast-induced computed tomogr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing good. If intercourse takes place on the next day of the contrast computed tomography (CT) scan, there is no need to worry. The contrast agent and the events surrounding fertilization and early embryo development (if it happens) are independent of e... Read Full »
Will pancreatitis progress into cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, Can you explain my CT scan results to me, especially regarding the information about the pancreas? Clinical history: Diffuse abdominal pain. Technique: Enhanced CT of abdomen and pelvis was using 100 cc of IV Omnipaque. 350 without oral contrast. Sagittal and coronal re-formations... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not in much discomfort. The CT (computed tomography) abdomen and pelvis scan was done with contrast. Mild inflammatory changes are surrounding the pancreas. Also, there is a mention of gall bladder being contracted and mild periportal edema. In the ab... Read Full »
Why am I getting recurrent pain in the abdomen, ribs, and liver area?
Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the abdomen area right side of my ribs, under my ribs (both sides), and in the liver area. Sometimes I have pain in the lower abdomen. I did an x-ray of the stomach, urine analysis, and culture earlier. Everything looked fine, so I was asked to do a CT scan of the abdom... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have viewed the CT (computed tomography) scan abdomen and pelvis images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a persisting wall thickening of the stomach fundus and proximal body area. It is important to know that the stomach is not showing compl... Read Full »
I am having burning sensation in groin and waist after surgery for spine TB. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old, male. I had two surgeries at the back (thoracic and lumbar) because of spine TB 13 years ago. Now I am having burning sensation in my groin area and on my waist, mostly right side. This used to come and go for the last few months. Last year I had similar sensation for ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. MRI lumbar spine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Observations: There is mild straightening of the lumbar vertebrae and might suggest lumbar muscle spasm. There are small osteophytes in L2 vertebra posteriorly and L3 vertebra anteriorly. Vertebral bod... Read Full »
How to calculate the radiation dose from three scout scans?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan of the chest and abdomen. What is odd about this scan is that the technician did three scout scans before the final helical scan, which made me uncomfortable because I do not know how much radiation I received in those scans. When I got the CD, I looked at the dose repo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From calculations, the total radiation dose received by you during the CT scan is likely 10 mSv. Please note that scout images give low dose and three scout images will not significantly increas... Read Full »
What is the safety limit for CT scans?
Query: Hi, I am a 31 year old male. I would like to know how many CTscans - abdomen and pelvis are safe in a 2 months time. I have had CT scan abdomen and pelvis 2 months back in another city, but now a doctor here wants it done again as I do not have the reports. Is it safe? What is the safety limit for ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every CT scan abdomen and pelvis will give you a radiation exposure of approximately 14 mSv which means it gives a risk of 0.16 percent to develop cancer. This means 99.86 percent chance that it will not cause cancer. If you get another CT scan abdomen and pelvis done now... Read Full »
Please explain my abdominal CT scan report in detail.
Query: Hello doctor, A psychological stress-induced gut trauma and insult three years back resulted in a gut inflammation, distention, swelling with and without eating, malabsorption, disturbed gut flora, digestive issues, IBS, and bladder irritation. I am attaching some files. I am looking for a complete ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. My observations are as follows: The liver is normal sized, with smooth borders and normal attenuation values. No focal abnormalities are seen. There is no intra or extrahepatic biliary dilatation. The common bile duct is normal sized. The gall bladder is normal sized a... Read Full »