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atherosclerotic calcifications of the aorta seen in Abdomen CT

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
YES: Both with and without contrast

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: The abdominal aorta will be shown on an abdominal ct.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Arteriosclerosis: The findin of arteriosclerosis is concerning in a 52 year old. The study can't determine whether there are coronary artery blockages. A treadmill stre ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You should feel so comfortable with your doctor that you should ask whatever is on your mind. So yes ask so you understand and are very comfortable
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Calcium in aorta: Atherosclerosis-the fancy name, hardening or the arteries-the common name...Same disease process. Its the calcium that makes them hard. So...Calcifi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Depends: Really depends on how the abdominal ct is set up by the technician. Usually you are able to see the lung bases in an abdominal ct scan.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not likely: While MRI and CT scans take pictures in different ways, tumors that are not large enough to be seen on ct will likely not be seen on CT. One area of ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
Likely a stone: It sounds like you may have cystolithiasis. The bladder may have a pocket or a diverticulum in which the urine sits allowing for formation of a stone. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Fayz
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
No: Ct scans can be done with oral, intravenous, and/or rectal contrast. The oral and rectal routes enhance visualization of upper and lower bowel segmen ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Possible: A sufficiently large stomach(?) ulcer can be seen on ct but superficial ulcers will not. Such ulcers would be best shown by gastroscopy.

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