Ultrasound vs Computed Tomography

In my youth I competed in sports, mostly track and field. There was a unique feeling, after the intense build up to a competition, after the competition, when winding down.

I have that feeling today.

In 2022 I experienced intense feelings, when it was discovered that I had a second life threatening condition. That bad news took some time to process. I was told it might never be a problem, so I adjusted to the news with that caveat. Then a routine ultrasound scan last autumn, at the hospital, reported that it was suddenly and unexpectedly a problem. This began another, more difficult, process of adjustment. A sombre undercurrent has been present since last October.

Then, last week, another scan, a CT scan, more reliable, reported that it was not a problem. That was great news. A weight has been lifted from my shoulders.

The good news has been slowly seeping into me. It was hard to believe at first, the extremely significant difference between scan results. I was not offered an explanation, perhaps because there is no explanation. I am hoping for some feedback from the vascular surgeon, but since I am in no immediate danger, it is unlikely I will hear from his office.

The lifestyle changes I have implemented to cope with the condition will be maintained. There are new innovations under human trials in the US that, if the trials go well, could offer effective treatment that is relatively non-invasive. I live in hope.



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Joan Lansberry

I’m so glad you got good news! What a wonderful relief!


I’m glad you’ve had good news!

From my own experiences, my guess is that previous scan was misjudged based on how close the focal point of the scan was. If they cannot see the margins of an area with excellent focus then it becomes a judgment call by the technician reading and measuring the scan. The blurred margins can make the imperfection look larger, which would have given rise to the idea that your imperfection had rapidly increased in size.

Hope that helps. Sounds like a good choice, to stick with the changes you’d already implemented. They sure can’t hurt.

*celebratory hugs*