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ct scan with contrast lung cancer

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yong Wen
Dr. Yong Wen answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung problem: Ct scan can rule out lung cancer. VQ scan only evaluate for pulmonary embolism. Bronchoscopy evaluates for lung infection and certain intrabronchial l ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung cancer: A chest ct scan is usually adequate to screen for lung cancer. VQ scan is used to check for blood clots in the lung. Bronchoscopy is done to obtain an ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Lung eval: That is a very through evaluation and should be sufficient . You could see masses, tumors, emphysema, frbrrosis, note if abnormal cells, tell if th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No test is: perfect, but a properly performed non contrast chest CT should be able to detect lung cancer with a high sensitivity, probably 95%.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Possibly: CT scan without intravenous contrast is a reasonable study to evaluate for thymoma or lung cancer. I would not recommend MRI.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
30 years experience Radiology
No: If the scan is bring done to screen to screen for lung cancer in a high risk patient (more than 50 pack years) with no symptoms then IV contrast is no ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Lung cancer shows up in the lungs in nearly all cases but sometime sit can be occult(too small to be easily visible). But 95% of the time a ct scan of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This type of Chest scan is primarily focused on the pulmonary artery and vasculature which is why you received the contrast. However, it is still a Ch ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Pretty accurate: Although there are obviously size limits of what can be seen, it is very good for seeing nodules which can be lung cancer. If that is suspected, it is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Ct scan: Ct scan will tell you about the anatomy. So, you may see a mass on the lung -ct will tell you the size, the location, proximity to adjacent organ-vasc ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Boop: Yes BOOP can mimick certain types of lung cancer esp bronchoalveolar type.

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