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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience in Radiology
Possibly: It is possible that ultrasound may not be diagnostic for appendicitis. It depends on the tech performing the exam, the patient's body size/habitus, t ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Time, physical exam: A ct scan and blood work is very good. Over time with a physical exam your doctors will evaluate you. The ct scan is one moment in time. If you fee ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
possibly: That is possible. Contrast should always be given for abdominal and pelvic cts unless there is reduced kidney function or allergies to the dye.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
PET picks up inflamm: PET scan would ordinarily pick up(show increased uptake) Inflammation(like in acute appendicitis) and growing tumors. it is used for searching all tum ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kagan
14 years experience in Hospital-based practice
yes: Yes but usually not. And if people are super nervous then they would have not sent you out of the office.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely: Ct scan is generally quite sensitive for the diagnosis of appendicitis, and the additional finding of an abscess from appendicitis would usually be se ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes and no: A “renal stone” protocol CT would be highly unlikely to miss a stone. A CT performed for appendicitis may be less sensitive for picking up small ston ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Not missed if Examin: Acute appendicitis is a surgical emergency and has to be diagnosed and if diagnosis confirmed by History Physical,Blood count and if imaging if needed ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Yes but symptoms: Yes, a CT scan can miss appendicitis. however, your symptoms are not classic for appendicitis. Diarrhea is not usually an early sign. Also, stomach pa ... Read More
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