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A 49-year-old male asked:

Due to kidney stones i have had 2 ultrasounds, 2 ct's and 1 mri w/contrast in past year. if i had pancreatic cancer would one of these picked it up?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Whether the: CTs or MRI you had would be sensitive in detecting a small pancreatic cancer would depend on the technical parameters of the scans, so without additional information it is difficult to say. Large tumors would not be missed, small tumors might not be detectable if the scan was tailored for other purposes.
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