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A female asked:

I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. it showed ganglion cyst. can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a ct scan?

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 24 years experience
With contrast, yes.: If the CT was done with contrast, then the radiologist would likely be able to tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor. A ganglion cyst would have negligible enhancing tissue, while a sarcoma would be a solid lesion with significant enhancement.

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