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I have recently had a ct scan of abdomen and pelvis - no diseases.... can i feel secure now or is a ct scan not that specific ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Not completely: A ct scan will detected anatomical changes above a rather low threshold. But some changes are smaller than that and many diseases cause cellular changes not reflected on a ct scan. Ct is not a good screening device to begin with but useful when specific diagnoses are sought.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Wendell Goins answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Usually: Today ct scans are quite reliable for most of the really bad things that can be a problem(they can be ruled out). However you should see a dr to correlate your symptoms with your ct findings for the best assessment and recommendations.

Answered 3/15/2014

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