A 41-year-old member asked:
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can a ct scan detect gastrointestinal cancer?

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Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Yes: Absolutely. Also an MRI with diffusion weighted imaging. Look it up.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
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not always: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast.
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sadly, no: Not all cancer is visible with a ct scan. There are many variables- size of tumor, location, presence or abscence of IV or oral contrast.
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Only one?: Extremely unlikely to almost certainly no.
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Dr. Paxton Daniel
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I am: Not sure what you mean by noncancer. However, a pet scan is a targeted exam used to either diagnose or follow human disease, usually cancer. Some canc ... Read More

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