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ct scan vs mri for pancreatic cancer

A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Why worry: In answer to your question, i don't believe an MRI has any advantage over ct for pancreas lesions. You've had a normal u/s and a normal ct, so why ar ... Read More
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Dr. Emma Simpson
45 years experience Radiology
Similar: Many articles in the medical littérature shows that ct scan and MRI are very similar in their ability to detect pancreatic cancer. For any particular ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Why worried?: Why are you worried? Do you have symptoms or abnormal labs? If the ct was normal and used a specific pancreas protocol, then an MRI of the pan cre ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
CT, ERCP, MRCP: Thin-slice (3 mm) ct abdomen yields fine detail of pancreatic structures... Blood tests including tumor markers: ca-19-9, ca-15-3, and CEA can alert ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Possible: Possible but seems very unlikely at this point. A biopsy may give you an answer and peace of mind.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
PET in cancer: PET scans are used to detect areas of abnormally increased metabolism, while CT scans only detect areas of differing density or lucency to radiation. ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it would: CT scan of the abdomen is a reliable to test to check for Cancer of the Pancreas. So you do not have to think too much about this as a source of your ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possibly: This enzyme, produced by the pancreas to break down triglycerides can result from any physiologic changes in the pancreas ranging from mild to sever p ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
CT scan is a good te: CT scan can pick up any lump or tumor of more than 2 cm when located in the abdomen.. In that regard it will pick up pancreatic Cancer if it is there. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sridhar Shankar
Specializes in Radiology
Not necessarily: Most times MRCP is done without using intravenous contrast, and the study is primarily to look at the bile ducts and pancreatic duct. In such a situat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Often: Very small tumors may be missed. Generally suspicious masses can be seen. Sometimes special versions can be helpful.
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