CT Scan (CAT Scan, Computerized Axial Tomography)


Why was your CT scan performed? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Miranda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

My doctor said an ultrasound found spots on my liver, so sent me for a CT scan. I had no qualms about a CT scan except maybe the contrast material. They did a small test run and yes my lower body got warm and felt sweaty. But then they did the second shove of contrast material and I thought I was going to die. And no matter how hard I Google I cannot find anybody with the same symptom to happen to them during their CT scan. All the websites say it is painless. Mine was not.

Comment from: Co-oper, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 24

I felt some pain that started in the right side of my back, I was thinking it may be a stone, and over a month it grew worse and now circled my pelvic area into the scrotum. The clinical indication was gross hematuria. Here are the findings from the CT scan. Multiple diverticula in the colon, without evidence of acute diverticulitis, negative exam for renal or ureteral calculi, multilevel degenerative changes in the spine, at least 3 small lung nodules in the right lower lobe, measuring up to 7 mm, atherosclerosis and cholelithiasis.

Comment from: Anonymous, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 14

I had right side abdominal pain that was very severe. It felt like a knife stabbed my liver! They thought it was my gall bladder or appendix. I had normal labs and a normal ultrasound, then the CT scan. The scan showed massive amounts of diverticulitis and a tumor in my large intestine. I had surgery to remove 6 feet of colon and tumor was not malignant.

Comment from: K, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 08

CT scan was performed looking for diagnosis for chronic vertigo.

Comment from: poohbear1, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 14

I had a CT scan done for chronic pancreatitis. This was the fourth one I’ve had this year.

Comment from: mashan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

A chest X-ray showed nodules in the lung so a PET scan was done within 2 weeks and now a second CT is being done to see if the size of the nodules has increased.

Comment from: trax09, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

My CT scan was performed on my head the day after I was injured in a car accident. My head banged against the windshield. Though there was minor abrasion, I still feel nauseous five days after the accident.


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