A 56-year-old female asked:
will a benign fatty tumor compounded by scoliosis near left rib cage show up on a chest ct scan? feels like when i turn it wants to lock up on me.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Edward Hellman answered
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly : Ct scan could potentially show a lipoma, but it does not show soft tissues in the spine real well. A better test that readily demonstrates soft tissue structures is an MRI.
Answered on May 1, 2017
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