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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Ewing
19 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: However, CT imaging is not appropriate for a woman who may be pregnant unless in emergency circumstances, usually trauma. The radiation from a CT can ... Read More
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Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes it can
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Chen
Dr. Eric Chen answered
11 years experience Radiology
CT scans: Ct scans can be very insensitive in evaulating pelvic organs due to the crowded nature of the pelvis, as well as the surrounding bones (the pelvis its ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends on organ: Ct of pelvis can not see ovaries very well. Usually uterus can be visualized. Bladder and rectum are ordinarily seen. Mr and ultrasound are better f ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
21 years experience Radiology
Several reasons: Most of the time, IV contrast is all you need for ct a/p. In some cases, it may be necessary to do both (and sometimes delayed images, too) to fully ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
30 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Abdomen AND pelvis.: The large and small bowel are seen in both the abdomen and pelvis. So to fully evaluate the GI tract, you need both.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Normal scan perhaps?: A ct scan is an x-ray study that is developed by a computer. There will always be findings. At the very least, they will see all the normal structur ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Not really: In young women it is common to have a small amount of free fluid in the pelvis. As long as the appendix was normal, there should be no issues.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
The CT scan: may be helpful to dfetect hernia or re-hernia but do not forget the usefulness of a HANDS ON PHYSICAL EXAMINATION! My opinion only Hope it's helpful ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
2 See Ur Intestine: A ct of the abdomen can be very helpful for diagnosing recurrent hernias. An important part of the study is to look at the intestine relative to the h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes, some details se: Ct scan shows the normal anatomy of all the structures examined although it is not the best test for hip cancer which is best seen with a ct scan or M ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
CT scan: The ct scans you describe should pick up gall stones - maybe the radiologist is willing and nice enough to look at the films again.
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