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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 been informed about pulmonary cysts in my right lower and upper lobes. Kindly review my CT scan report.

Query: Hello doctor, I require a review of my CT scan report, along with guidance on the findings. As I could not download the DICOM, I resorted to capturing 20 individual screenshots from the report. I can supply additional screenshots as required. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out to us. In the provided images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), a region of lung lucency is observed in the upper lobe of the right lung in the first image. This finding is non-specific, and it is important to re...  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 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 »

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 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 »

My CT scan mentions a defect in the platysma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,The CT of my head and neck scan report mentions a defect in the platysma which may result in protrusion of subcutaneous fat simulating a true mass. What does this mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If there is mention of a defect then it is a hernia in the platysma which is a thin muscle in the neck area. Such a hernia can allow fat to pass through it to give the appearance of a mass in the area. It is therefore commented that a hernia may cause protrusion of fat ...  Read Full »

My ultrasound showed appendicitis but CT without contrast was normal. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the right lower abdomen for 10 days. The ultrasound had shown mild inflammation of the appendix. Doctor then suggested a CECT whole abdomen. However, in the past, I have had difficulty keeping down the contrast they ask to drink. So the doctor advised CT Scan with I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The appendix is a tubular structure measuring less than 5 mm in normal people. When there is appendicitis, the appendix enlarges to 8 to 10 mm or more in diameter. Ultrasound scan has an accuracy of 50 percent for appendicitis in most patients. You have been found wi...  Read Full »

I have attached my head CT scan report. Please comment.

Query: Hi doctor,I have attached the head CT scan with contrast from two years ago. I previously had normal inner ear and brain MRIs back in ten years ago for left ear single-sided progressive hearing loss with tinnitus. All scans have come back to normal. For this CT scan I am showing, can you comment on ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I hope you are not in much discomfort. I have reviewed the reports (attachments are removed to protect the patient's identity). The semicircular canal system on the left side is normal. The superior semicircular...  Read Full »

Does my father's CT head report show skull fracture?

Query: Hi doctor, My father had a CT scan for head injury. I have attached the two CDs for your reference. One important thing is different in the reports. It is about a crack of parietal and temporal bones. Could you take a look and describe them to me?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the images of CT scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is bleeding in the left thalamus and a subdural hemorrhage in the left temporal region. Soft tissue thickness is increased in the right temporal and parietal region. There i...  Read Full »

How do I calculate radiation dose from three scout scans?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a CT scan of the chest and abdomen. What is odd about this scan is that the technician did three scout scans before the final helical scan, which made me uncomfortable because I do not know how much radiation I received in those scans. When I got the CD, I looked at the dose repo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From calculations, the total radiation dose received by you during the CT scan is likely 10 mSv. Please note that scout images give low dose and three scout images will not significantly increas...  Read Full »

Please review my CT scan for any brain issues.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. CT scan came up negative for problems associated with infection. I request for second opinion for possible hemorrhage/brain aneurysm or complications due to infection. I have attached the reports. Associated Problems: Tooth abscess.  Symptoms: Light headedness, seve...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail and have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) The CT scan images have been acquired with a good machine and the images are clear. There is no reason to suspect any hemorrhage, aneurysm or infection in ...  Read Full »

I had frequent CT scans. Will I get cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male. My height is 5'11" and weight is 170 lbs. I do not have any major health issue, but my brother and mother had recently come down with leukemia. Recently had a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis repeated with and without contrast material. Before four years, I also ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The recent computed tomography (CT) scan of abdomen and pelvis has a radiation dose of 12.366 mSv which means it is causing an additional cancer risk of 0.06 percent. This is quite low and not a reason to get worried. The radiation dose from the three CT scans for ...  Read Full »

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