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Murrells Inlet, SC
A 64-year-old female asked:

Can an abdominal ct scan with contrast see a hernea?

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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: Yes it can but the slices of he scan need be small enough to determine the presence of a small herniation. Ultrasound is probably a faster and cheaper method to evaluate for the hernia.
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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Possibly: An abdominal CT examines the abdomen from the belly button up to the bottom of the chest. A pelvic CT examines the body from the belly button to the bottom of the pelvis. The test for the 'abdomen' is generally ordered as CT of the abdomen and pelvis with and /or without contrast. A CT of the abdomen and pelvis should detect a hernia. Sometimes an ultrasound is ordered in addition to and/or instea
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Gilbert, AZ
A 42-year-old female asked:

What can an abdominal CT scan pick up and see?Thnkss

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Dr. Richard Mangus
Hepatology 23 years experience
Best view of abdomen: The abdominal ct is the best quick view of the entire abdominal cavity. It provides a great picture of all organs and the abdominal wall, as well as the spine. This study can see everything from cancer to kidney stones to hernias to vertebral fractures to foreign bodies. Usually, you are given contrast which provides an even better view. Downside, radiation exposure similar to 400-500 x-rays.
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