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Would a ct scan of the abdomen/pelvic show a colon tumor? or are those not visible on a ct scan? normal ct scan... not a virtual colonoscopy one.

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Dr. Robert Kneece answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Maybe: Polyps are diagnosed by either looking at the colon lining directly (colonoscopy) or by a specialized CT scan called CT colography (also called a virtual colonoscopy). Barium enema x-rays have been used in the past and may be appropriate in some circumstances.However, A CT may miss a smaller colon cancer

Answered 1/23/2021

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