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would a ct scan of the abdamon show if you have bile duct obstruction or gall stones pancreatic cancer etc

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Almost: Usually a ct will allow the radiologist to see dilation of the ducts in the liver and pancreas even before there is a discrete mass to find. If medica ... Read More
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
No test: No test can always detect the disease it was designed to find, and the ct scan is no exception. For pancreatic and bile duct cancer, ct scan is a ver ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
No test is perfect!: No test is 100 percent accurate. Although a multiphase ct with contrast is a very good test for pancreatic or bile duct cancer, it is not a perfect t ... Read More

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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
40 years experience Radiology
Panc Ca discussion: If there is a VERY strong family history of panc Ca, some might consider dynamic contrast MRI to find TINY lesions. But this is overkill just to exclu ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Abnormal ct scan: The elevated Tumor marker and CT scan suggest possibility. However further tissue diagnosis is needed. Good luck
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Very suspicious: Hi. Why did your doc measure a CA 19-9? Yes, the result looks very elevated and suspicious for pancreatic CA. However, I can't imagine a radiologist r ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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See MD ASAP: May be appendicitis totally unrelated to Pancreatic CA or stent. could also be duodenal leak (Valentino Syndrome)
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Most all gallstones are invisible on ct scan. The way to look for gallstones in the bile duct would be an MRI scan (mrcp) or by an endoscopy procedure ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it would: CT scan of the abdomen is a reliable to test to check for Cancer of the Pancreas. So you do not have to think too much about this as a source of your ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: In some cases a noncontrast ct scan can show pancreatic cancer,changes that could suggest pancreatic inflammation and liver diseases. However a negati ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
PET in cancer: PET scans are used to detect areas of abnormally increased metabolism, while CT scans only detect areas of differing density or lucency to radiation. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
CT scan is a good te: CT scan can pick up any lump or tumor of more than 2 cm when located in the abdomen.. In that regard it will pick up pancreatic Cancer if it is there. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
60 years experience General Surgery
No: Ct scan of the abdomen is appropriate testing in your particular instance. There usually is no pain after the test. Relax.
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