CT scans, or CAT scans, are commonly used to view blood vessels and soft tissue inside the body. When used to view calcium deposits in the blood vessels in the heart, it's called a calcium score screening heart scan or coronary calcium scan. This noninvasive test can find calcium buildup on the arterial walls, a risk factor for heart attack. Calcium buildup appears as white spots on a CT scan. The results of the test are called your coronary calcium score. Within several minutes, a coronary calcium scan can show if your arteries or blood vessels are narrowed.
Carl I. Schoenberger, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
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What is an infectious disease specialist?
Infectious disease specialists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of complex infections. They also treat people who have long-term (chronic) infections, or disorders such as HIV or tuberculosis.
Infectious disease specialists may further specialize in treating people in certain age groups, such as pediatric infectious disease specialists, who only treat children.
Infectious disease specialists are internists or pediatricians who further specialize in infectious diseases. They can be board-certified in infectious disease through the Board of Internal Medicine, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
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What is hydronephrosis?
Hydronephrosis refers to extra urinary fluid in the kidney. Not a separate disease, but a physical phenomenon that occurs with many diseases, its symptoms, treatment, and prognosis are those of the disease that has caused it.
Hydronephrosis can be caused by obstruction of the ureters or bladder outlet. It can also result from reflux (retrograde passage of urine from the bladder up the ureters to the renal pelvis.)Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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