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does an ultrasound show cancer

A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes : 4d ultrasound can gather 3d volumes and represents the difference between video and a still. These images can show the difference between normal and d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jasyn Haney
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Ultrasound is simply an imaging tool to help aid in diagnosis. Certain tissues will have characteristics raising odds of cancer. Biopsy is a tissue di ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Ultrasound: Benign cyst have a less complex appearance on an ultrasound. Malignant cyst look more complex and may have solid areas. You OB/GYN can usually tell ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
Yes: U/s is a poor test to look for bladder cancer. Gold standard is a cystoscopy (look in bladder with a camera).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
The cyst: The ovaries, uterus, and bladder are easy to see and examine on a transvaginal ultrasound exam. If there is an ovarian cyst, the ultrasound will show ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not usually: Most endometriosis can be diagnosed only be visual inspection, perhaps with a biopsy to confirm it. Endometriomas which are endometriosis cysts can be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Williamson
12 years experience Pathology
It might: Ultrasound is one of the techniques that can be used to evaluate a kidney tumor or abdominal pain in general; however, the most commonly used method t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
CT show more.: An ultrasound study is heavily dependent on the skills of the technologist. The us also does not typically see everything in the pelvis, particularly ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Some (not all): An ultrasound of the abdomen is an excellent way of looking at solid-(liver, kidney, uterus, ovaries, spleen) and fluid-filled (gallbladder) organs; " ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: It shows lots of things
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
36 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Only if large: Cervical cancer can be microscopic (very early) or large with a tumor that you can feel on pelvic examination as well as see on ultrasound. So, it ca ... Read More
A 43-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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
If you mean...: ...A mammogram, which is a kind of x-ray, yes. Mammos will detect a majority of breast cancers depending on the circumstances. If you mean a routine ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Cassivi
26 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Metabolic activity: Pet/ct scans are used in staging cancers-figuring out whether and how far a tumor has spread. While a ct scan shows anatomy (where things are), a pet ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: an abdomen/pelvic ultrasound will show ascites.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Normally: One would see the uterus, ovaries, and whether or not there is excessive fluid in the pelvis. Normal fallopian tubes are not visible.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It might but may not: Abdominal ultrasound along with pelvic ultrasound is a good screening test to take a look at the ovaries. If the ovary is normal in size, you would kn ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Cysts,: When simple, are internally dark on ultrasound as the fluid reflects few of the sound waves. In essence, a smooth, round, black or dark, structure in ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
A lot: Ultrasound evaluates the liver, gallbladder, spleen, aorta, inferior vena cava, kidneys and pancreas. It can detect fluid in the abdomen and often wil ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Other good tests: Early colon cancer is not easily visible on Ultrasound. CT scan is under trials to find out its utility. Right now the best test is Colonoscopy where ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
More function: Mri is more anatomic in detecting configuration of soft tissues and extent of disease. Sometimes not able to entirely differentiate infection from tu ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: Some forms of stomach cancer show up on ct scans others do not. Sometimes the doctor has to go down through your mouth and esophagus and look directly ... Read More

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