A 50-year-old member asked:
i have pain and a elevated liver and my doctor thought i could have gallstones so sent me for an ultrasound. could they spot anything else i.e bowel cancer?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Danielle Dietz answered
20 years experience General Surgery
Not really: The ultrasound used to look at the gallbladder is limited to a small area. It can see the liver and sometimes pancreas or kidney. Seeing the inside of the bowel is not easy on many types of abdominal imaging, but ct probably would be better. Although ct is not very good at looking at the gallbladder.
Answered on Oct 10, 2015
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