A 24-year-old male asked:
if you had a infection in your bowels would it show on a ct scan?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Paxton Daniel answered
38 years experience Radiology
Often no: Many bowel infections don't show up on ct. The infection has to change the wall of the bowel or the structures around the bowel to be seen on ct. Diverticulitis, for instance, can be seen on ct but many other types of infection (such as giardiasis or salmonella) won't commonly be detected.
Answered on Apr 3, 2014
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