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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colon screening : To see inside the colon well , it needs to be cleaned very well So a colonoscopy or a CT scan can be limited in its ability to detect cancer. A rece ... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
PET/MRI is: an emerging application. Theoretically PET/MRI should be at least as good as PET/CT, but the availability of PET/MRI is currently very limited.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience in General Surgery
Debatable: i am not sure of exact PPV or NPV, but spiral or panc protochol CT is used to detect resectability of the tumor and metastatic disease. This helps do ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
not always: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
sadly, no: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Each CT a person has: Ever so slightly increases the risk of developing cancer. In most cases, the increased risk is too small to accurately measure. Every test a perso ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not likely: With the very rare exception of a few people with extreme susceptibility to cancer from radiation, it is highly unlikely that an average person will c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Only one?: Extremely unlikely to almost certainly no.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
I am: Not sure what you mean by noncancer. However, a pet scan is a targeted exam used to either diagnose or follow human disease, usually cancer. Some canc ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It is not Cut& Dried: Excessive radiation can cause cancer.So all x-rays have this potential if you give a large enough dose by repeated testing. This is why we suspect ct ... Read More

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