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Can a pet scan detect chirrosis of the liver

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Photopenic: Area in liver with reduced ability to absorb photons. Review with the Radiologist.

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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not really: It may be a benign cyst. These are common, not worth worrying about. Why did you have a CT scan done in the first place ? Do you have anything else wr ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It may and may not: It depends. It may not light up if the size is smaller than 8mm to 10mm. So for small nodule- just because it is negative does not mean it completely ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Possibly: It could be. It depends on what is the cause. A detailed investigation will need to be done.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience Pathology
Liver nodules: Multiple small nodules in the liver can be due to a multiplicity of causes, ranging from benign cysts, vascular lesions, infectious foci, or tumors. T ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
53 years experience Radiology
Maybe: True simple cysts are of no important concern. Are you certain they are cysts? Could you have neoplasm of liver? Need to see PET scan images or repo ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Possibly: However, the adjacent liver have variable uptake of the PET agent. This could be a normal area of liver or a non-cancerous nodule. Without seeing th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Doubtful I am sorry: Stage 4 Esophageal cancer has an extremely low 5 year survival rate and cures are typically not seen. Please make sure your father is being treated at ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mulligan
34 years experience General Surgery
Hopefully not: As with any cancer, progression of disease is always possible and the purpose of surveillance imaging is to assess for the effectiveness of the treatm ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
8 years experience General Practice
CT scan: A ct scan is typically the type of test used to find a liver tumor. It shows the soft tissues, organs, and blood vessels very well. A pet scan can be ... Read More
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