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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can a ct scan detect ovarian cancer or is an mri better in detecting ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Neither of these imaging modalities can diagnose cancer. If an abnormal image is noted, it would require removal of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist for a diagnosis of cancer.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

How easily can a CT scan detect ovarian cancer?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
Ovarian CA detection: Ultrasound examination (uss) has a higher sensitivity of detecting ovarian cancer (93%) compared to a ct scan (63%). Although a ct scan could miss it 37% of the time, it is more likely to be correct (87%) to tell that a mass is ovarian cancer compared to ultrasound (42%). A tumor marker test in the blood (ca125) may also help in the diagnosis if the uss or ct is abnormal.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

To detect ovarian cancer, abnormality of cells or cysts or any other growth what is better MRI or ct-scan?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Neither: Unfortunately there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. Now in someone with known cancer MRI and ct can be helpful to determine the potential extent of cancer, but neither is effective as a screening test.
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