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does an abdominal ct scan show your aorta?

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Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Yes: The abdominal aorta will be shown on an abdominal ct.
Answered on Jun 1, 2014
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Dr. Stephen Hofkin
27 years experience Radiology
YES: The aorta is the major artery arising from the heart. It has two main components the thoracic and abdominal segments. The abdominal aorta would be seen on CT scan of the abdomen. But, the thoracic segment would not.
Answered on Oct 31, 2014

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