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A 38-year-old female asked:

Can ct of abdomen and pelvis without contrast see pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Usually yes: It can see pancreatic cancer. Contrast is more needed for vasculature. Pancreatic cancer is a solid tumor that can be seen without contrast.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Usually: Some of the best-differentiated lesions or small lesions may be missed.

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Last updated Jan 18, 2019

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