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CT scans and cancer risk by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Jan 2010 4:45pm Careful of CT scans, ESPECIALLY of your pelvis. From Medscape: -------------------------------- December 17, 2009 — Computed tomography (CT) scans are widely used and are an invaluable tool for medical imaging. However, the possible overuse of CT scans and the variability in radiation doses might subsequently lead to thousands of cases of ca ... Read on »
How to Avoid the Risks of a CT Incidentaloma by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Mon 02 May 2011 12:00am Pathologists use the suffix -oma to designate a tumor. Hence, a so-called incidentaloma is a lesion discovered by a radiologist during a CT exam. Here's a common scenario that patients may encounter. The treating physician is trying to diagnose lesion A. The radiologist discovers lesion B while seeking to confirm lesion A. Lesion B i ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
PE a commonly missed fatal disease by Yusuf Saleeby Medical DoctorFacebook Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm 2 Comments CTPA of patient with PE Pulmonary Embolism The patient's diagnosis was made based on the CT pulmonary angiogram (CTPA) of the chest, which revealed multiple thrombi extending into the lobar and segmental/ subsegmental branches of the right and left pulmonary arteries. Venous Doppler ultrasonography of both lower extremities was ... Read on »
Surgery During Pregnancy: Using Radiographic Studies in the Diagnostic Work Up of the Pregnant Patient by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 6:37pm It is common for women to experience abdominal pain during their pregnancies. In some pregnant women, this abdominal pain may progress to a severe intensity, possibly requiring surgical intervention. Abdominal pain in the pregnant patient can be separated into obstetrical and non-obstetrical causes. Approximately 1 in 500 to 1 in 635 women will ... Read on »
An Inside Look at Rectal Cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 1 Comment Rectal Cancer Overview The rectum is the lower part of the colon that connects the large bowel to the anus. The rectum’s primary function is to store formed stool in preparation for evacuation. Like the colon, the 3 layers of the rectal wall are as follows: Mucosa: This layer of the rectal wall lines the inner surface. Th ... Read on »
Milk just like barium based drink by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:06am Cost-Effectiveness and Patient Tolerance of Low-Attenuation Oral Contrast Material: Milk Versus VoLumen -- Koo et al. 190 (5): 1307 -- American Journal of Roentgenology For years, countless people have had to force down about 1,200 cc of a barium contrast drink before having CT scans of their abdomen and pelvis to diagnose bowel disorders and a ... Read on »
Baby Matters Recalls Recliner Linked to Infant Deaths: U.S. Agency by Poh Tin Tan Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 12:00am Ricki Lewis, PhD Jun 10, 2013   The number of computed tomography (CT) scans of the head, abdomen/pelvis, chest, or spine performed on children younger than 14 years has risen dramatically since 1996, elevating radiation-induced cancer risk, according to study published online  June 10 in JAMA Pediatrics. Children are par ... Read on »
Do heart scans cause cancer? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 13 Jul 2009 10:10pm Another in a series of data extrapolations that attempt to predict long-term cancer risk from medical radiation exposure was published in the July 13, 2009 Archives of Internal Medicine, viewable here. Over the years, I've fussed about the radiation dose used by some centers for CT heart scans. (Note: I'm talking about CT heart scans, not CT c ... Read on »
Health Is Most Important by GOtheXtraMile Posted Tue 24 Sep 2013 2:49pm Well, hey there! I’m not even really sure where to begin. It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, and I wasn’t even sure if I was ever going to again. I figured I owe an explanation at the very least. A lot has happened in the past three weeks that I’ve fell off the face of the blog world. First I was just busy, with starting classes ... Read on »