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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 »
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 »
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 »
What is a CT Scan? What are the Benefits vs Risks? by ViaMedica Posted Wed 10 Feb 2010 12:00am What is CT Scanning of the Body? CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images ... 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 »
The Power of the CT Scan (and Other Tales from Vincent’s Big Day in the OR) by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 5:57am If you’re among those pet owners that have been unlucky enough to have lived through serious problems with your pets — yet fortunate enough to have the means (financial or otherwise) to deal with them — you’re probably already aware of the rising importance of the CT scan in veterinary medicine. Here’s some background for the most avid vet v ... Read on »
Do We Really Need CT Scans? (If You Thought That Question Was A Settled Question, Please Keep Reading.) by Jim Pinkerton Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 12:00am Did you know that CT scans, commonly called “CAT scans,” are a bad idea? Actually, only about half of them are bad--although, of course, we don’t know which half. But whichever half it is, CT scans are a bad idea: “a technology that just doesn’t compute.” So asserts writer Thomas Goetz, the executive editor of Wired magazine, in an ... 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 »
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 »
CT Scan Risks: Radiation Danger and Overuse Threatens Patients by MKirschMD Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 3:00am Many patients erroneously believe that x-rays and CAT scans have no risk. In their minds, they are non-invasive studies that can cause no harm. Since there are no incisions or anesthesia, they regard the experience as having the same risk as taking a family photograph. How wrong they are.  In my mind the danger from non-invasive radiology studies ... Read on »