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difference between ultrasound and ct scan

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
An : An ultrasound examination uses sound waves to generate an image of the anatomy being viewed. Ultrasound is excellent at evaluating the gallbladder and ... Read More
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
CT vs. Ultrasound: Ct uses xrays and special computers to make cross sectional images of the body. Ultrasound uses soundwaves to generate pictures of body parts. Both ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. Just different.: The various scanning methods: mri, ct, and ultrasound, are different... Not better than one another. So, one has to know what is being looked at and ... Read More
Dr. Paul Baez
Dr. Paul Baez answered
20 years experience Radiology
Depends: No one type of test is always the best. The choice between ct, ultrasound and MRI depends on what your symptoms are and what your doctor is looking fo ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Consult: There could be many possibilities when a patient has all the symptoms that you mentioned and especially at 68 years of age you should address them. Pl ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Cystoscopy: There is an instrument called a cystoscope that is used to look inside the bladder, take biopsies, and perform procedures. This does not require surge ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 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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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Reference range: Reference range or normal values are derived by taking the central 95% of the levels in "healthy" people. Therefore, by definition, 5% of the "healthy ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience General Surgery
Yes. : Fournier's Gangrene requires more than a painful, smelly scrotum. Fournier's is a necrotizing infection caused by bacteria. It can be a deadly disease ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
See below: This usually depends on the specific test and varies among imaging centers and hospitals. The cost also varies with cash vs insurance payments. An ult ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Better details: The resolution, details shown, on ct is more effective than that of ultrasound. Ultrasound shows liquids e.g. Cysts and effusion better and is cheaper ... Read More

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