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Decatur, TX
A 32-year-old female asked:

Can a ct scan without contrast show a tumor in your bladder?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
It may: But a contrast enhanced study would be more sensitive. If concerned, see a urologist for full evaluation and diagnostic work-up. Best wishes.
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Occassionally: A large ulcerating cancer perforating thru muscularis will show up. A small superficial lesion of mucosa can only de defined on cytoscopy. This is the type of lesion that after biopsy can be treated by intra bladder bcg.
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If you had carsanoid tumors would they show up on CT with contrast? And what are symptoms?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What exactly does CT scan with contrast show?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
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Read more about it: To learn more about ct scans with contrast and what they show, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-with-contrast.Html.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can a CT scan without contrast be accurate?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 32 years experience
Depends.: For kidney stones we use no contrast, but we don't get as good a look at the solid organs. Contrast is usually helpful, but not always necessary.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between a CT scan with and without contrast?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
There is: no difference in the performance of the CT scan itself, except that the scan with contrast requires an intravenous injection of contrast material.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2020

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