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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: Small hiatal hernias may not be visible. Also many hiatal hernias are "sliding" so they may not be apparent when you're laying flat on your back. The ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Especially if the ct scan was done for something else. An upper GI contrast study, often referred to as an esophagram is usually very good at making t ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: An internal hernia can only be suspected post surgery when signs of partial bowel obstruction develops due to a loop entering a defect in mesentery or ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: The only way to definitively diagnose (and treat if it exists) an internal hernia is an operation, typically done laparoscopically. While CT and MRI c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kagan
14 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not good: This same question has been asked several times today. A ct scan will not see a colon cancer unless it is large enough and advanced enough so that it ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: It depends on the composition of the stone. Gallstones are usually cholesterol and may not be calcified. Tiny urate renal stones may alson not be seen ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
< 1 cm, yes: The size matters-- < 1 cm and ct may miss it. Ct w/ 3d reconstruction is markedly improved imaging technique, but this specific test needs to be r ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Clinical diagnosis: A concussion is a clinical diagnosis, or signs/symptoms not seen on a ct scan. A ct scan shows bleeding (hemorrhage, hematoma), brain without enough b ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: No pheos are defined because one is looking for cause of hypertension and blood tests indicate tumor producing adrenaline line hormones is the cause. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Varies widely...: The sensitivity (how likely to be detected) of abdominal ct scans for abdominal masses varies widely depending on the type of abdominal mass and the a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Most often MRI done: An early stroke or a small stroke are the two most common strokes missed on a ct scan. An MRI is almost always done on every stroke patient as it giv ... Read More
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