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Ct Of Abdomen And Pelvis With Contast
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
I had a CT of the abdomen and pelvis w/contrast 3/16/17 at approximately 230am. I started itiching 2 days later. It's been 6 days still itiching?
HealthTap Prime: It may be coincidence, or the CT scan may be related to itching. Did they use Contrast during the CT scan? Have you ever had contrast before? Were you in the hospital? Were you treated with new medications (for itching or otherwise?) Use HealthTap Prime to go over these questions with a live doctor. Together you can diagnose the problem. We're limited in characters here so we can't figure it out. ...Read more
Too much to list.: See radiologyinfo. Org for good info.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Every test has limitations. The ct scans may not have found the problem, but they have likely eliminated some possibilities. If you have had 2 ct scans and the symptoms persist, follow up with you doctor to determine if any other tests are needed. ...Read more
I have recently had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - no diseases.... Can I feel secure now or is a CT scan not that specific?
Usually: Today ct scans are quite reliable for most of the really bad things that can be a problem (they can be ruled out). However you should see a dr to correlate your symptoms with your ct findings for the best assessment and recommendations. ...Read more
Will a CT of the abdomen and pelvis show imaging of the hips, specifically, if there is something compressing a nerve in the hips?
An Abd/pelvis CT: Likely includes at least partial visualization of the hips, and could potentially detect some abnormalities in that region. However, since the exam was not specifically tailored to look at the hips, and moreover CT is not usually the study of choice to evaluate the hips (MRI is), I wouldn't rely on a pelvic CT to rule out hip abnormalities. ...Read more
Variable: The actual reading time for a ct depends on how complicated the findings are, but around 20-30 minutes. However, the imaging center may perform many many scans per day, so it may take a while before your study is read. Turn around time for a routine exam is usually a day or two. Again, this varies from one imaging center to the next. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the ct. ...Read more
If both metanephrine fractionated tests were abnormal, what is the likihood the ct of the abdomen and pelvis being abnormal. Was done w/wo contrast.
Not usually one: Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray. However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known. If ct is necessary for diagnosis it is very accurate tool. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen. Certain medical problems ct is necessary. ...Read more
My CT of my abdomen and pelvis all came back clear except for my liver. The report showed a 3 mm hypoattenuating lesion. What is this? Rest liver okay
Probably cyst; incid: If you weren't having problems with your liver (ie that wasn't the purpose of the ordering doc) then don't worry much about the incidental finding. While there is no way to know for sure w/o seeing the image & a biopsy, from the sounds of it, it looks like a simple cyst (which is fluid filled and so less dense -hypoattentuating) in the liver. Anyone can get small 1 & not have any problems. TTYD ...Read more
Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more
I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. Are they common?
It can sometimes: Unfortunately, ct scans are not very good at finding small polyps like a colonoscopy does. The scan will usually only pick up larger lesions. The endoscopy has an additional benefit of allowing small polyps to be biopsied or removed. Polyps tend to grow to become cancer, so they should be removed if possible. Ct scan, won't allow treatment at same time, and thus, is not as good a test for colon ca. ...Read more
I'm having a CT scan done of my abdomen and pelvis done this week to see if a hernia has come back, why do I need to drink two bottles of contrast?
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied. ...Read more
Would a CT scan of the chest abdomen and pelvis see something wrong with the gallbladder? And would it se gallstones present or previous? Had normal CT scan 2 weeks ago but I have bad pain right there
Yes: A ct scan will pick up most gallstones as well as thickening and swelling of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The only thing a ct scan does a lousy job with is detecting if the gallbladder has a hard time emptying bile. This can cause pain as well. You need a hida scan to detect this. ...Read more
My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?
Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...Read more
I had a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis. Said I have Minimal dependent atelectasis at lung bases. I'm 44. My mother died of IPF at 43.Should I worry?
No, that: Is a common incidental finding of doubtful significance. ...Read more
A CAT scan: With contrast provides 3d slices of all of the organs, today every 3mm, and these can be reconstructed to provide coronal (front to back) and saggital (right to left from the side) views. These were developed 40 years ago and incredibly changed medicine. ...Read more
Need to see: Since there was no way to look at the scan, can't really say what it saw. Plus why did you have it. Best thing is sit down with your doctor. Have a heart to heart to get the answers ...Read more
Hypothetically if somebody had melanoma on their lower back and had a CAT Scan of abdomen and pelvis 4 other reasons. Would melanoma show up on CAT?
It could: Potentially show up on an abdomen/pelvis CT, depending on the size. There are no specific features of melanoma on CT, so, if small, it would look the same as the myriad of benign nevi, keratoses, cysts, etc... that are so common, and might not be mentioned as a relevant finding in the report. ...Read more
Usually: Some of the best-differentiated lesions or small lesions may be missed. ...Read more
My estrogen levels are really low but still having mthly periods. They do seem a bit lighter. Worried about cancer but CT of abdomen and pelvis clear?
Hypoestrogenemia: You seem to have a fear of malignancy which is not alleviated by the absence of evidence for the presence of such a disease. Presumably your doctor has done all the reasonable tests, and these have been negative. Have you thought about seeing a therapist to help alleviate this continued obsession with your low estrogen level? This is not likely to be assuaged by repeated reassurances. ...Read more
If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative
Not likely colon Ca:
Classic colon cancer causes pain via colon obstruction, so in that case, CT would see it. But this would not be expected in a 31 yo w/ occult neg stool.
RUQ pain can be any number of causes in young adult. Need to know more history and clinical exam by a Dr. To advise work up.
Best screen for colon Ca is colonoscopy, but unless strong family history, may start around 50 yrs old. ...Read more
Many doctors have said that I might have bad gallbladder because of the chronic back pain, pain in the right shoulder and adominal gnawing. I have had a CT of abdomen and pelvis and ultrasound. Everything appeared ok. Should iget a hida scan done?
GB function: An ultrasound will show if you have stones, masses, or other problems of the gallbladder. Ct will demonstrate most other organs. A hida scan can show gb function. A consultation with your doctor or GI specialist should be performed first. ...Read more
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