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A 21-year-old male asked:

Would ct scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is a CT scan of the chest/abdomen/ and pelvis normally looking for?

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Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Need more info.: Trauma, infection and malignancy (cancer) are the most common reasons to do all three at the same time. Doing the test doesn't mean you have the diseases, but the doctors are usually concerned about those three things when they order that set of tests.

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Last updated Oct 9, 2020

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