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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shady Macaron
19 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Ultrasound is more sensitive in identifying gallbladder problems therefore it will show more than a ct.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Some: The Radiologist will definitely be able to see your spine. The images from a CT of the abdomen are not formatted specifically to look at the spine how ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Unlikely. The ct scan is, as i understand, for the most part, shows more detail than ultrasound, but i would like to see an answer from a radiologist ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Not usually.: The kidneys are normally seen in the abdomen. However, they can be located in the pelvis. Occaisionally we'll see a part of the kidneys depending on w ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Marks
11 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Yes it can.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajit Kurup
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is no specific pathology that can be identified by CT scan in IBS.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe yes..: If the cancer is very early--tiny and has not spread to local lymphnodes etc...It may not. But if it is adequate in size, about 1/2cm or so, the ct wi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes: But not usually. Polyps are usually too small, and ct scan does not distend colon adequately. Best test for colon polyps is colonoscopy by gastroent ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linna Li
Dr. Linna Li answered
14 years experience in Radiation Oncology
CT scan: Typically everything in the 'belly' - liver, lower parts of the lung, stomach, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, gall bladder, small & large intestin ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
All pelvis & abdomen: All structures from diaphragm to groin will be visualized by a contrast ct scan. Consuming oral contrast distinguishes gut from surrounding structure ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Ct scan abdomen/pelv: It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and thats why he/she ordered the test.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Last question first: sometimes, if it is large. A colonoscopy is better.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience in Bariatrics
Sometimes: Colonoscopy is the best test. Ct can sometimes find larger cancers. A special ct called ct colonography is better than regular ct for finding cancers ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can: If the cancer is advanced or particularly invasive it will show on a CT. Better diagnostic tool for this might be an upper endoscopy instead.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
A bit: The ct will include the lung bases because it is necessary to do so to cover the top of the liver and spleen. However, not much of the lower lobes is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
no: A ct can detect if the liver is enlarged, but blood tests are the best way to diagnose hepatitis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Yes if big enough: They can be seen if over 2cm. Transvaginal sono is more sensitive. Neither method has been shown to be a useful screening modality for ovarian cancer.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
May not.: Need ct of abdomen and pelvis or ct pelvis only to see uterus and ovaries. Testicles not always seen on these tests. Can see prostate and seminal vess ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience in Radiology
Yes: The abdominal aorta will be shown on an abdominal ct.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nyman
37 years experience in Radiology
Wrong: Ct scanning of the abdomen and pelvis shows the colon, yes, but not subtle mucosal lesions such as early cancer. It shows your internal organs such as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Fayz
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
No: Ct scans can be done with oral, intravenous, and/or rectal contrast. The oral and rectal routes enhance visualization of upper and lower bowel segmen ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Need history of why: Why was the ct scan done in the first place? Unless we have full history the test results may not mean much. The enhancement of the pancreas is not al ... Read More

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