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Ct scan with contrast lung cancer

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yong Wen
Dr. Yong Wenanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
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%.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
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
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 28 years experience
Contrast Not Needed: Contrast does not help find a lung tumor on a ct scan. Musculoskeletal pain can take a long time to resolve. If there is an reason to suspect anothe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 25 years experience
Boop: Yes BOOP can mimick certain types of lung cancer esp bronchoalveolar type.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Depending: on the technical factors of the scan, highly sensitive for detecting lung cancer, less so so for esophageal cancers. Small esophageal cancers may be ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 25 years experience
Possible: Not from one, but from many. Cts dose you with radiation. The more you have the higher the risk of getting cancer. Most common are immune cancers s... Read More
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