A 52-year-old female asked:
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will a cat scan show inflammation of the bladder ? i don't want a cystocopoy if not needed

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Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
Yes but: CT scanning uses Radiation and it is not as good as direct observation. On the otherside, Cystoscopy is invasive. Ultrasound is better than CT for looking at the bladder when done by a qualified sonographer. US has no radiation. Talk to your doctor as to the pluses and minuses of each.
Answered on Jan 1, 2015
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A CT may show: inflammation of the bladder wall, but if the CT is negative, it doesn't rule out bladder inflammation.
Answered on Jan 1, 2015
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Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience Radiology
The important take away is that no test is perfect.
Jan 1, 2015

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