U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old female asked:

Can a ct of chest for possible pe show the spleen?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
It may: show part of the spleen, but usually not the whole spleen. Also, the phase of contrast enhancement necessary for the PE study is usually not optimal for evaluating the spleen.
Last updated May 23, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.