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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Are there any food that prevents DNA damage caused by CT radiation?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 29-years-old and in good health. My height is 6 feet and 1 inch, and I weigh 165 lbs. I just had a CT scan around my stomach for kidney stones. This is the second scan in the same area. The first was a 3.86 mSv dosage, and the second was a 3.26 mSv dosage. Should I be worried about...  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do not worry about the radiation dose from regular computed tomography (CT) scans done to diagnose disease. You do not need to worry about CT scans done for diagnosis as these have benefits beyond any potential or perceived detrimental effects of radiation. The gene...  Read Full »

Does my brother need emergency surgery for angiomyolipoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother was diagnosed with renal angiomyolipoma two years ago, and a CT scan is done yearly to monitor the growth, and He is now admitted to the hospital due to severe right flank pain and leg pain before flank pain. His complete blood count is being monitored. CT scan with no contrast...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is angiomyolipoma and perirenal hematoma collection secondary to bleeding (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity). I suggest the treatment should be by surgery and evacuation of the hematoma and removal of that angiomyolipo...  Read Full »

Could there be something wrong with my 40-year-old mother if she looks pale, dizzy, and does not eat?

Query: Hello doctor, My 40 year old mother is suffering from an unknown disease from the last three months. It may be chronic because she is not feeling well at all. She feels exhausted, dizzy and her digestion is poor. She looks very pale. Her USG report is attached herewith for your reference. Please su...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report is suggestive of very bad news. I suggest you sit down somewhere before you read the following. The report is suggestive of cancer of the pancreas. It is a very deadly dis...  Read Full »

I have pulsatile tinnitus. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pulsatile tinnitus for over a year. I have had MRA, MRV, MRI, CT of the brain, CT of the temporal bone, and angiogram of the head and neck. I had a second opinion, and the doctor thought he saw something on MRV. He wants me to have a CT of the brain. My question is, will CT ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I am pretty sure that you know there is no radiation from MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging), MRV (Magnetic resonance venography), and MRA (Magnetic resonance angiography). When it comes to CT (computed tomography), I will give you some numbers and compara...  Read Full »

My stomach lining is thick, and I have loose motions, diarrhea, and nausea. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent abdominal CT scan at the ER for a possible kidney stone was normal in every respect, except radiology report stated a very slight 'thickening in the stomach lining'. I had a normal endoscopy three years ago, which diagnosed a small hiatal hernia, but no other clinical findings...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. I just want to enlighten you that your CT scan report was quite normal and there is nothing to get tensed about. I just want to clarify about your issue regarding the 'thickening in the stomach lining'. As your endoscopy report shows that you had a...  Read Full »

I was indirectly exposed to radiation four times during a CT scan. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of days back, I had to take my aunt for a brain CT scan. The CT scan operator asked me to be in the room. They gave me an apron, but my arm and head got exposed. They asked me to hold her head steady, so I held her chin while she slid into the CT scanner. During this, my han...  Read Full »


Dr. Varun Chaudhry

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. CT (computed tomography) scan of the head has low radiation exposure. Although your head and hands were exposed, the lead apron would have reduced the total body dose. You said it was done four times, but I am unsure if the whole scan was done four times or just ...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting cancer from having two CT scans in a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I am worried after reading about the effects of radiation from a CT scan. I had two separate scans within a month. Both the scans were for the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. The doctors were looking for a potential lymphoma, but nothing conclusive was found. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This kind of exposure to CT scan is not harmful, though you must avoid as much as possible. A continuous, long-term exposure daily may cause harmful radiation hazards and ill health. So, do not worry about the exposure. This very minimal exposure does not pose any fu...  Read Full »

I have had many CT scans of the temporal bone in the past three years. Is it a lot of radiation exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, Could you tell me how much radiation is there in a CT for temporal bone without contrast? Is it a lot of radiation? I have had many CT scans in the past three years for an autoimmune disease I have. Recently, I have been having issues with my ears. Is there a lot of radiation in CT of...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. A Computed tomography (CT) scan of the temporal bone without contrast involves approximately 0.8 mSv radiation dose in helical scanning and 1.21 mSv for sequential scanning. This is a small amount of radiation...  Read Full »

After a fall, nose started bleeding. Is it dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days ago, my father fell on the road facing down. He is 71 years old. He got injured on his knee, wrist, and nose started bleeding due to injury. I took him to a local doctor who prescribed a few medicines and a tetanus injection. I am attaching the prescription along with this for y...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity). Bleeding from the nose and clots below the eye are dangerous signs of internal bleeding or hemorrhage in the brain. I would suggest you immediately carry out a CT scan of the head and neck re...  Read Full »

Does my air conduction threshold and bone conduction threshold indicate SSCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with SSCD. I am attaching two hearing tests to this, taken four months apart. Does the air conduction threshold and bone conduction threshold indicate SSCD? Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis of superior semicircular canal dehiscence is given based on the clinical grounds and CT (computed tomography) scan. Your hearing tests spread over six months are somewhat similar. There are a mild worsening of thresholds at very low (250 Hz) and very h...  Read Full »

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