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Went in for scans today. CT scan ... by RCC-Fighter Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:26pm Went in for scans today. CT scan and bone scan, plus labs. I keep hearing about "scanxiety" leading up to the scans and wonder why I manage to avoid feeling any troublesome fears leading up to the events. I supposed it is because I feel the scans themselves don't cause anything I should be worried about although I fully empathize with everyone ... Read on »
CT Scan and Bone Scan by Daria Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 12:00am Yesterday I went in for my CT scan and bone scan. First the CT scan and getting an IV. Finding a good vein in my left arm is getting to be a bit tricky so the nurse wrapped it with a hot towel, a hot pack and then some fabric to keep all that heat in. A few minutes later she took off the entire wrap. She got a vein first try … good job! She t ... Read on »
CT Scan and Bone Scan Results by Daria Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 12:00am It wasn’t long before the door knock came and in walked my Onc. He asked me how I was feeling … do I have pain of any kind, how is the Xeloda treating me? I’m thinking to myself … enough of the small talk, give me the news. This is sort of how it went …  There are new growths on the liver …. blah blah blah … Xeloda no longe ... Read on »
CT Scan The night before the sca... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm CT Scan The night before the scan, I had to drink one of the barium shakes and about half an hour later the reaction I had the first time to the stuff started again. I started feeling nauseated followed by diarrhea and then mild vomiting. The last two only lasted a few hours but the nausea was with me up until that morning when I had to drink ... Read on »
CT Scans are really proving to b ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm CT Scans are really proving to be useful in so many areas of health care...if you watch CSI - NY, you will see the crime lab routinely using a CT and MRI Scanner, as well as one of our favorite mobility tools, the i440D Tablet from Tablet Kiosk...BD Radiologists are investigating the use of computed tomography (CT) as a tool for civilian m ... Read on »
Battle looms over funding cuts for MRIs and CT Scans by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 20 Jul 2009 10:55pm This is not a new battle as reductions have been created in the past for imaging centers and the compensation reduced and now it looks as if it is back in place with another potential reduction, basically pushing all to go to the hospitals for major medical imaging, could mean long lines too.  BD WASHINGTON — As Congress debates a sweeping ... Read on »
October 13th- (CT Scan Results) ... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm October 13th- (CT Scan Results) The CT Scan results came back very badly today. The cancer has spread past my thyroid and I also have cancer in my abdomen, liver, "gut", and adrenal glands. I am now considered Stage 5 in my cancer. The worst stage. Long term survival rate is less than 16% according to the internet. The good points? Well ... Read on »
How Much Does a CT Scan Cost? by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 11:15pm Are you shopping around for a CT scan but have no idea how much your out-of-pocket costs will be? You are not alone. A new type of CT scan, called “virtual colonoscopy”, offers a noninvasive and less expensive alternative than the traditional CAT scan. A virtual colonoscopy test can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500, depending on where you go ... Read on »
Annual Lung CT Scans for Smokers: Good or Bad? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Aug 2011 3:04am When it comes to medical studies, I can't help but fall back upon that quote often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli by Mark Twain about "lies, damned lies, and statistics" .  If you've been following some of my recent posts about number needed to treat, absolute vs relative risk reduction, and clinical outcome vs physiologic markers, it's pr ... Read on »
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial in Detecting COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that this method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a stu ... Read on »