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ct scan vs mri for ovarian cancer

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Neither: Unfortunately there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. Now in someone with known cancer MRI and ct can be helpful to determine the potent ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Zegel
50 years experience Radiology
See answer: If an ultrasound exam didn't answer the clinical concern, an MRI is usually better in evaluating the ovaries.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Can help: Ct scans detect abnormalities in tissues but do not detect cancer per se. A ct scan may detect a mass in the ovary, on an enlarged ovary that may sug ... Read More
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Need tissue: It can detect a mass but the definitive diagnosis is done by looking at the tissue either taken by biopsy or surgery.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
22 years experience Fertility Medicine
Almost never!!: It is very common to see cysts on the ovaries. Ovaries make cysts every month that contain eggs. These come and go all the time. These are usually ... Read More
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Dr. Tushar Patel
26 years experience Radiology
Not always: You will need to see your gynecologist and will likely get a pelvic ultrasound to get a more detailed look inside this ovary cyst to check for any wal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ovarian CA detection: Ultrasound examination (uss) has a higher sensitivity of detecting ovarian cancer (93%) compared to a ct scan (63%). Although a ct scan could miss it ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Not very reliable: Ultrasound, ct, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
26 years experience Radiology
Not necessarily: Ultrasound would be a more accurate test to evaluate the contents of an ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts are common findings. You should see your gynecol ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Promising: There are many causes for pelvic pain. The test results you have shared sound very reasonable. Talk to you doctor about whether a diagnostic laparosc ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Not necessarily: CT scan testing does not have a high enough resolution to pick up early stages of cancer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes possible: Diagnosis of ovarian cancer is a complex process , from family history , to examination by gyn doctor , various preliminary tests , MRI can miss smal ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Incomplete question: This question is incomplete as there isn't enough information to answer thoughtfully.
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