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A 21-year-old male asked:

How long does it take to evaluate ct scan of chest abdomen and pelvis and make a diagnosis?

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Dr. Paul Baez
Radiology 21 years experience
Variable: The actual reading time for a ct depends on how complicated the findings are, but around 20-30 minutes. However, the imaging center may perform many many scans per day, so it may take a while before your study is read. Turn around time for a routine exam is usually a day or two. Again, this varies from one imaging center to the next. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the ct.

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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 31, 2020

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