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I'm allergic to the contrast dye, but could a ct scan still detect bladder cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Maybe: Although ct scans are an excellent radiographic study, they can easily miss small bladder masses. If one should have a very large bladder mass, it will likely be seen. However, a cystoscopy is still required because the mass seen on ct scan does not neccessarily mean cancer. A tissue diagnosis with a biopsy is still required to make the definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Cystoscopy: Is the best way to check for bladder cancer.

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