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 think few images from my recent scan have not been looked at. Can you have a look?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling for approximately two years with symptoms such as pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo, orthostatic headaches and general fatigue. I had an MRI that showed empty Sella with some herniation of CSF into the pituitary gland area. I have a set of images from a CT ...  Read Full »


Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The MRI findings are suggestive of benign intracranial hypertension and these also correlate well with your symptoms. In the scan provided, no obvious defect is seen in either of the cribriform plates. The CT angiogram is within normal limits. But still, if you have...  Read Full »

Can a pelvic CT scan increase my chances of having cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a lower GI and pelvic CT scan with contrast done at the age of 36 years. I fly a lot. I want kids. Did this scan harm my eggs or increase my chances of developing cancer? Nothing was found in the scan, and the MSV was 8.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. The contrast CT scan pelvis has exposed you to radiation of 8 mSv as recorded on the machine. For a 36 year old female patient, this means you are exposed to an additional cancer risk of 0.09 ...  Read Full »

What medication can be taken for my long-term migraine?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 54 years old, and I have had migraines for the last 32 years. They are increasing day by day and always shifting from the right to the left side. I have had an MRI, CT scan, EEG, and echo, and all are normal. I have tried Ciplar, Sibelium, Betacap, and Zoly Plus, etc., for migraine...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chronic migraines respond well to Topiramate 50 mg once a day for seven days and then 50 mg twice a day for a month. See if this works for you. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicines with their consent. There are many ti...  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 and...  Read Full »

Why is there a change in the size of my lesion in the CT scan reports taken two hours apart?

Query: Hello doctor, As a result of recent intermittent chest pain, I have had two chest CT scans with contrast done within two days of each other. The first CT done at my cardiologist’s office was to measure my calcium score but noted a nonspecific ill-defined approximately 2 cm patch of ground glass wi...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have mentioned. First of all, the difference in size is huge in two different CT (computed tomography) scans, which are two days apart. Usually, this is not possible. Sec...  Read Full »

What is the cause of lower back pain despite taking medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I have seen many doctors regarding lower back problems since the past two years. I have had two courses of physiotherapy with no real improvement and cortisone injections, which also did not help. I have also had two CT scans and an MRI, and I have attached the reports. I am also prescrib...  Read Full »


Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your symptoms and all the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it makes me think that you need to be investigated by a rheumatologist or an immunologist for possible rheumatoid or other arthropathies. There is no evidence of ...  Read Full »

Why does my oxygen saturation level go down if I reduce the steroid dose?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 7 years, I was affected by chronic HP. From that time, I am in oxygen therapy and steroids 4 mg. My doctor told to taper them and stop so as per his advice I slowly tapered the dose of steroids and stopped it finally. When I stopped it, I cannot able to move or walk and also my sa...  Read Full »


Dr. Amol Kumar Wasudeorao Diwan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis or HP is a type of interstitial lung disease. It is a chronic type of lung disease and treatment usually runs longer, especially with steroids and immunosuppressive drugs. As you said, you are taking steroids in tapering dose but...  Read Full »

Is it safe to undergo surgery for subdural hemorrhage in a 65-year-old male?

Query: Hello doctor, My father in law is 65 years old. His weight is 70 kg, and his height is 5 feet 7 inches. He had a headache for the last week and he thought it was due to a bad tooth. On further checkup with the dental doctor, it was suggested to go for a CT scan in the head as during the discussion ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the CT scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), a subdural hemorrhage has a thickness of 29 mm and a midline shift of 10 mm. Surgery seems to be an appropriate treatment option. Along with surgery, medications will also be required to red...  Read Full »

What does a ground glass appearing lingular nodule on a CT scan conclude?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55-year-old female in good health and have never smoked. I am attaching a copy of a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis from the previous year (to check for diverticulitis) and one I did two years back (to check for kidney stones). As you will see, last year's report mentions a 6 m...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Two years ago, the report did not mention any nodule, infiltrate, or ground glass appearance. But last year's scan mentioned about 6 mm size lesion atelectasis. D...  Read Full »

In what conditions can a person have cyclical Cushing's syndrome?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years now. I weigh 60 kg and was diagnosed with cyclical Cushing's syndrome at the age of 20. I had an MRI scan for a pituitary tumor in my brain. But, the clinical findings did not match up. I went to a top end endocrinologist who is a professor in endocrinology. I have beard ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, there is no other pituitary in the brain and sometimes urinary test fails to detect hormones. In cyclical Cushing's, the cortisol levels fluctuate over time, making the diagnosis even more difficult. The source of ectopic hormone production should be sear...  Read Full »

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