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what does a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis show

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Too much to list. : See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zafar Khan
57 years experience Urology
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
No: A melanoma that has not spread to any other organs would not show up on a CR scan.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
A CAT scan: With contrast provides 3d slices of all of the organs, today every 3mm, and these can be reconstructed to provide coronal (front to back) and saggita ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
L spine: It will show the lower thoracic vertebrae, the lower ribs, the lumbar vertebrae, and the bones of the pelvis (depending on whether or not the pelvis i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Need more info.: Trauma, infection and malignancy (cancer) are the most common reasons to do all three at the same time. Doing the test doesn't mean you have the disea ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Lots: The liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, aorta, inferior vena cava, bowel, lymph node areas, abdominal muscles, and regional bone (lower rib ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Let's see: The bottom of your lungs usually, stomach,liver,gallbladder,pancreas,spleen, intestines,kidneys and the tubes that drain them, adrenal glands,bladder, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Major abnormalities: Ct is typically used in the acute setting to look for blood. It can also show major abnormalities such as masses and edema from large strokes. Ct is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to bette ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots: For. example, abnormalies in size or texture due to fat, or scar tissue, e.g. cirrhosis; masses due to fluid filled cysts, solid tumors (cancerous or ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sinuses: CT of sinuses reveals sinus anatomy and pathology. Also surrounding structures including nasal cavity, skull base. It will show pathology that may be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Colon and Anatomy: Yes, of course. The colon is one of the largest organs in the abdomen.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Normal variant: In some people, some of the collecting system for the kidney, called the renal pelvis (like a funnel to catch the urine the kidney makes) extends a bi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Number of things: Fractures, bone tumors, dental disease, and arthritis of the temporomandibular joints, for ex.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some things: CT scan of brain without contrast shows basic anatomy of brain, gray white matter differentiation, ventricles, and physiologic calcifications.Ventricl ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Gives some info: Endoscopy better.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
A regular CT is fine: There is no particular advantage to what you are calling volumetric ct. A regular ct will pick up any abnormalities of concern. If it is ok, do not wo ... Read More
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