A 60-year-old female asked:
Can stool in the colon obstruct the view or impact the results of a ct scan of the abdomen /pelvis?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not usually.: Depends upon what one is looking for. The ordering physician and radiologist collaborate to use the proper protocol to get the images they need. Sometimes this requires drinking contrast and/or having contrast injected.
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Radiology 33 years experience
No: Colonic feces should not negatively impact the diagnostic accuracy of a ct abd/pelvis.
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Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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