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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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I have mild scoliosis. How to treat the condition?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old male. I was diagnosed with minor scoliosis. I have attached my X-ray results. I would like to know how bad is that. I only get occasional pain after standing for too long or lifting heavy stuff. Can you tell how much the curvature is? Is this something I need to worry...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Evaluation of scoliosis involves both CT scan to look for bony anatomy and MRI to rule out cord compression.Please revert once the investigations have been done to get an appropriate management plan.   Read Full »

Does my wife need any more surgery?

Query: Hi doctor,I have doubts on behalf of my wife. Three days back, she met with an accident and got her foot injured. Her heel got severe damage and after diagnosis doctor said the following. Left heel pad avulsion injury, communicated fracture calcaneum left foot, and medial malleolus fracture of the l...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that your wife sustained an injury to her left limb with extensive injury of the heel region and around the ankle. I presume an external fixator has been applied along with debridement and suturing of the wound. It is an understatement to say t...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sudden dizziness. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 years old male. I have been having sudden dizzy spells from the last month. I had a normal eye and heart tests, which were also reassuring, I have moderately high blood pressure. The doctor told me to get a brain computed tomography (CT) scan, and the reports came back normal...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1. What exactly happened during the dizzy spell? 2. Do you feel your surrounding rotating around you? Or feel your head spinning? 3. Do you feel blackening in front of your eyes, heart rate getting faster, sweatin...  Read Full »

Can radiations from PET and CT scan affect other family members?

Query: Hello doctor, Over two years ago my eldest son was diagnosed with lymphoma. He had PET scans and CT scans. These started at the end of my last pregnancy and went on while my son was a newborn and infant. I do not remember him holding the baby, but he came home from scans and was around him. They...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Your baby is totally safe. There is radiation risk only when doing PET and CT scans. The risk is only to the patient, which means your eldest son in your case. Your newborn was never expo...  Read Full »

What is the unenhanced intracranial appearance on brain CT?

Query: Hello doctor, I have headaches. I had a computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain, and the result was normal unenhanced intracranial appearances. What does this mean? I am currently on Omeprazole, Domperidone, Mebeverine, Fexofenadine, Avamys, Ventolin, Seretide, and Ranitidine. I have uploaded pho...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed carefully your uploaded scan report and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that they indicate a normal brain structure. The term "non enhanced" means that there is no enhancement from the IV (intravenous) contrast, whi...  Read Full »

Why does my mother get vaginal bleeding suddenly after five years?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was not having her periods from the past five years, but from yesterday, she started bleeding again. In these five years, she has not even bled for a single day. Why is she bleeding all of a sudden? What can be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Five years no menstruation and now bleeding needs some detailed examination and investigations. Consult a nearby gynecologist, and let him or her see the source of the bleeding. Get an ultrasonography done. If bleeding is from the uterus, then your mom might need to ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Noncoronary sinus of valsalva is prominent in CT scan. What does it mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a CT scan with contrast and they found this: The noncoronary sinus of valsalva is prominent. At this level, in the coronal plane, the aortic root measures 4.0 cm in diameter. What does this mean and should I do anything about it? I am 37 years old male, exercise a lot. Resting...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your aortic root is mildly dilated. If you do not have any other systemic diseases like any diagnosed syndrome like Marfans or Ehler Danlos etc., then this needs no treatment at present, but just observation. At this borderline dimensions, we just observe the patients ...  Read Full »

How to manage the blood and blood clots flowing in my urine?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have blood and blood clots flowing in my urine. It happened about two times. After an hour, when I urinated, it was normal. I went to a nearby hospital and checked my blood and urine. It was completely normal. After two days, I went for an advanced scan. I did an ultr...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in urine usually occurs due to infection or stone. Since your reports are regular, there can be a mild infection, or it can be a small stone which has not caused any pain. I suggest you visit a urologist and get a CT scan of KUB (kidneys, ureter, and urinary bladd...  Read Full »

Does tree in bud nodules in CT scan mean cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My CT scan says defined streaky opacity with associated loss volume and clustered tree in bud nodules have developed in the anterior segment of the upper left lobe. The associated central bronchi are impacted. Without an obvious mass, although a small central lesion is not excluded. The ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nookala Sunil Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tree in bud appearance generally favors an infection. Can you upload your CT scan so that it may help? Do not bother about lung cancer. Revert with more information to a pulmonologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/pulmonologist  Read Full »

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