Ct Scan Of Brain

CT (computed tomography) of the brain is a diagnostic method that uses X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the brain. These images can also be used to form a three-dimensional image. It is commonly used to detect brain injury, brain bleed, blood clot, aneurysm, brain tumors, and other diseases of the brain and brain stem.

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What do unenhanced intracranial appearances mean on brain CT?

Query: Hello doctor, I have headaches. I had a 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 photos of my scan.  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 "nonenhanced" means that there is no enhancement from the IV (intravenous) contrast, which...  Read Full »

Can a minor head injury due to fall from a height result in brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My now 18-year-old son fell from a height 14 years ago. He got a minor injury. I consulted a neurologist for a CT scan just for my satisfaction. But, the doctor said no he is absolutely fine. I am still worried whether in future he will suffer from a brain tumor because of this injury....  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to inform you that head injury is not a major risk factor for a brain tumor. Most of the brain tumors occur because there are genetic predispositions and mutations ingermline cellsand no such event occurs due to head injury. Secondly, since...  Read Full »

After a head injury, my daughter is not sitting and speaking correctly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old daughter hit her head against a wall and was not speaking properly for half an hour. She is not sitting properly. She is feeling drowsy. We took her to a doctor, who said she is in a shock and there is no need to worry. Then, she had milk, talked for a while, and we observe...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Head injury followed by drowsiness, unable to speak and sit properly is an indication for getting a brain scan for looking if any bleeding has occurred in the brain or any fracture. Get her admitted in hospital with pediatric ICU facilities for observation for at l...  Read Full »

What are the investigations done in a mental illness patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research regarding diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Please answer a few questions of mine. What routine medical examinations apart from MMSE and history would you conduct? By this I mean standard routine blood investigations plus other investigations. What clini...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravi M. Soni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your queries and shall answer accordingly. Keep in mind that standard procedures for management may differ in different countries. Answers for your questions: In blood investigations we usually go for complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT)...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to concentrate on work and keep hearing voices?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear sounds, which are not necessarily voices, and I cannot focus on text or computer. I have memory loss, confusion, and forgetfulness. These symptoms have become relevant from the past week. I suffer from anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD. I am under Lexapro, Abilify, Mirtazapine, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you aware that the sounds which you are hearing are not real and are just in your head? You have a history of multiple concussions. That can cause some brain lesion like atrophy or encephalomalacia. These findings can cause the symptoms. It can be checked by CT or M...  Read Full »

Do I need to worry about the headache I still have three weeks after sustaining a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh...  Read Full »


Dr. Eris Ranxha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte...  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 »

Could you please tell me what is the lesion in my clivus from MRI reports?

Query: Hi doctor,Could you tell me what is the lesion in my clivus or the spot near my cerebellum? My current symptoms are pain, instability, confusion, difficulty in concentrating, thinking and personality changes. I do not know if there is a relation with the lesion in the clivus, or the borrelia infecti...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Chronic neuroborreliosis can present with an intracranial space-occupying lesion that mimics tumors. This also looks like a chronic borrelial lesion to me, provided serology is positive for Bo...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for my father's sudden behavioral changes?

Query: Hello doctor, My father has been a diabetic patient for the past 20 years. Six months ago, he got affected by pulmonary tuberculosis and got administered with anti-TB drugs and insulin was administered in basal bolus regimen. Now both TB and diabetes are well under control. For the past one week, h...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From your description, I feel it is more than just stress. A simple thing such as stress cannot be attributed to these many complex symptoms. In my opinion, there are two possibilities which should be ruled out before calling it just stres...  Read Full »

Am I receiving the right treatment for my headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of 31 years. I have suffered from migraines or headaches ever since I was a child. Recently, I was told that I had enlarged blood vessels in my brain, and my neurologist has said they are tortuous vessels. I suffered a brain injury eight months before. I collapsed at home, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I understand your concern. Regarding the first brain injury incident, I understand that collection of blood was there following the skull fracture. I guess it was an extradural hemorrhage. It is not always necessary to perform surgery in suc...  Read Full »

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