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What does an abdominal ct scan with contrast show

A 64-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.
Dr. Philip Vitelli
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Not really!: The CT will show spasm or edema ( swelling of the bowel wall) but you need something such as endoscopic studies to rule out any inflammatory disease w... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 21 years experience
Bowel: Oral contrast will help in evaluating the bowel.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Several things: Can be seen on ct scan. The oral contrast helps deliniate some of the intestinal findings. Other organs are also seen such as liver, pancreas, gallbla... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 33 years experience
Yes: Yes it can but the slices of he scan need be small enough to determine the presence of a small herniation. Ultrasound is probably a faster and cheape... Read More
Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly: An abdominal CT examines the abdomen from the belly button up to the bottom of the chest. A pelvic CT examines the body from the belly button to the b... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology 24 years experience
Yes: The abdominal aorta will be shown on an abdominal ct.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Discuss with doc: These dyes have had enormous clinical use and rarely cause any problems. The only risk is ultra rare sensitivity which usually occurs in those who ha... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Specializes in Radiology
Transit time: This exam demonstrates the small bowel in detail and demonstrates the time it takes for the barium to get through the bowel. This test can also demon... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
Possibly: The best gallbladder test is an ultrasound of the abdomen, and if there is concern for a blockage, a HIDA scan (pronounced hide-a) may be ordered. Thi... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
Not likely: While MRI and CT scans take pictures in different ways, tumors that are not large enough to be seen on ct will likely not be seen on CT. One area of ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Adrenal adenomas: With most gland problems, first figure out if the hormones are elevated. If so, THEN go looking for the tumor. This is because all glands form nodul... Read More

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