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 husband gets sharp pain with numbness in forehead after travel. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband got a sharp pain in his head during the descent of flight. Before ten days, he took his last flight and got excruciating pain. He had lingering numbness in his forehead for ten days. His MRI report showed frontal sinusitis. Please suggest a treatment to get relief from numbnes...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain can occur due to eustachian tube blockage. It can also occur due to nasal congestion caused by sinusitis. The patient can be given nasal and oral decongestants. Steam inhalation and chewing gum can help to provide relief against increased middle ear pressure. K...  Read Full »

Kindly analyze the recent CT scan and suggest whether I have PE.

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with PE before three months. I am taking Eliquis for now. Last night, I had some complications and went to the emergency for having a low heart rate, dizziness, chest pain, and shortness of breath. They retested again using a CT scan with contrast. They told me that the PE ...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, and low heart rate. According to the HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) of the chest, minimal curvilinear bands subsegmental atelectasi...  Read Full »

What causes painful swollen lymph node on the hip?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing some pain in my right hip area. I then found a lump on my right hip. I did an ultrasound and found that it is a swollen lymph node. We then ran a full CT with contrast. Can someone explain the results to me?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your statement has been suffering from some pain and a lump on the right hip area. Ultrasound has shown a swollen lymph node on the right hip area. You have an inguinal lymph node too. Your CT scan has revealed a ruptured right luteal cys...  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 o...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Surgeon

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 the wound. It is an understatement to say that it i...  Read Full »

What causes right side paralysis with high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is suffering from right side paralysis. The patient is unable to speak and communicate. Also, the BP level is too high. What is your advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your right side paralysis, communication difficulty along with high blood pressure, I strongly believe that you have developed brain infarction following a cerebrovascular accident. In view of this, please do the following test. CT scan, ECG and chest x-ray...  Read Full »

What is the survival rate of a person with ischemic brain disease?

Query: Hello doctor, My neurologist has told me that I have a moderately severe ischaemic brain disease. What can I do apart from taking medication to control the blood pressure and cholesterol? I experience many different symptoms, including constant head pressure, especially when I feel distressed, weak...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you have been suffering from an ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is better than hemorrhagic stroke. The hemorrhagic stroke becomes rapidly worsen or better quickly. But ischemic stroke takes time to improve, but the outcome is better...  Read Full »

What could cause tightness and numbness in the temple region?

Query: Hello doctor, For about a week without any history, I have tightness and numbness in my left temple, and sometimes it reaches the left cheekbone. I went to the dentist and ENT. They did not find anything. What can it be? I usually sleep on the left side. I feel the pressure and no pain. Can it be s...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, it does not seem to be bad. I want to enquire a little bit more about the tightness symptoms. Is it always present? Or is it throbbing? Is the tightness more in the daytime or the night time? One-sided symptoms in the head, especially in the temple in...  Read Full »

What is appendiceal orifice tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abdominal CT scan with oral and IV contrast. However, the radiologist did not find my appendix on the scan. The CT scan was done, and my colonoscopy revealed that appendiceal orifice. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly reviewed the CT abdomen scan images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is true that a typical appendix-like structure is not visualized in the given images. It can mean that your appendix is small and compressed by the adjacent ...  Read Full »

My CT lungs show ground glass opacity adjacent to the thickened bronchus. What to do?

Query: Before 3 years, i did a ct scan and found a 5 mm nodule on lower right lobe i repeat the scan in these 3 years, with no change is noticed but in this years scan report, they mAke reference to ground glass opacity i will post the the segment ftom tbd ct scan but i hav2 questions Is this serious And ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: The 5mm nodule seems to be stable and size is too small to consider a surgical removal. Ground glass opacity is probably inflammatory as it is in close proximity to a thickened bronchus. A followup Ct would be a good idea, if GGO involves a large area (will be better understood if we see CT films). ...  Read Full »

Is it fine to undergo four consecutive CT scans in eight days?

Query: Hi doctor,The patient met with a car accident and the head bumped on the cemented floor. There is behavior change as if the patient is in amnesia. The doctor repeatedly took four consecutive CT scans as they said that they cannot see the problem with the patient's brain. But, the patient is no more ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible to have multiple scans in short time when it is absolutely necessary. Sometimes, a single scan is not enough and dynamic nature of damage to the brain may get detected in subsequent CT scan. Having said this I am slightly perplexed why MRI was not ordered w...  Read Full »

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