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What can a contrast high-res ct scan of the liver show? how about the rest of the abdomen?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Lots: For. example, abnormalies in size or texture due to fat, or scar tissue, e.g. cirrhosis; masses due to fluid filled cysts, solid tumors (cancerous or other);abnornalities in bile ducts, blood vessels; clots; abnormalities in surrounding tissues and organs; other.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
I'm not sure of the purpose of a high-res CT of the abdomen (compared to a regular CT of the abdomen). High-res CT scans of the chest (lungs) are more common and can give different answers for questions involving the lungs (and give a different picture as well). I suppose high-res CT of the abdomen/pelvis can help with hepatic lymphangitis carcinomatosa, but this is a rare condition...
Oct 15, 2015

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