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does a ct scan show ulcers

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes and no: Ct is fairly good at evaluating the gallbladder for stones or infection/inflammation. It is poor at evaluating the stomach for ulcers. This typically ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
May not: Very large stomach ulcers can be detected on ct scan. Upper endoscopy best. See your gastroenterologist.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Possible,: Maybe, but an upper GI series with barium is better, and endoscopy is the best way to look for an ulcer.
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe not: The definitive test is egd - see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
38 years experience Radiology
Not necessarily: Why do you think you have gallbladder problems? Pain after you eat a fatty meal? The easiest, fastest, safest, cheapest way to evaluate the gallbladde ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sometimes: Upper endoscopy best test. See your gastroenterologist.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
CT: CT can reveal ulcers, but actually not the ideal modality for looking at GI mucosa of GI tract. Endoscopy best for this.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
CT Scan Findings: Ct scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer or ulcers. Although a ct scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is gre ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: It doesn't detect ulcers.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Levin
Dr. Ken Levin answered
43 years experience Radiology
Perhaps: A CT may show an ulcer, but is not the optimal means of making the diagnosis. Endoscopy or Barium Swallow is typically performed for ulcer.
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