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What tests exist for diagnosing abdomen pain besides a CT of abdomen/pelvis?

What tests exist for diagnosing abdomen pain besides a CT of abdomen/pelvis?

Other imaging tests: Include ultrasound and MRI. Occasionally upper GI series is useful, but it has been largely replaced by endoscopy. Nuclear medicine tests include HIDA scan. Abdominal xrays have a limited role. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo. Org for good info. ...Read more

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Does CT abdomen and pelvis show any damage from endometriosis?

Does CT abdomen and pelvis show any damage from endometriosis?

Suggestive: The ct studies could demonstrate the mass like collections of endometriosis (endometrioma) but it will not be able to show tubal blockages. Uterine, bowel, bladder, etc invasion can also be shown or suggested. ...Read more

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Can 2 CT scans with contrast miss anything wrong in the abdomen and pelvis?

Can 2 CT scans with contrast miss anything wrong in the abdomen and pelvis?

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

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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?

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

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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

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What is a CT scan of the chest/abdomen/ and pelvis normally looking for?

Need more info.: Trauma, infection and malignancy (cancer) are the most common reasons to do all three at the same time. Doing the test doesn't mean you have the diseases, but the doctors are usually concerned about those three things when they order that set of tests. ...Read more

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How long does it take to evaluate CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis and make a diagnosis?

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

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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.

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.

Likely abnormal: If both metanephrines were abnormal, you are likely to have an abnormality in your adrenal gland; this is likely to show up on imaging. A CT of the abdomen should demonstrate such abnormality. ...Read more

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Is one CT scan of abdomen and pelvis likely to cause cancer?

Is one CT scan of abdomen and pelvis likely to cause cancer?

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

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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

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

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Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

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

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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?

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?

Severe reactions: To Barium Sulfate are very rare, about 1 out of 1, 000, 000. Minor reactions like cramps or constipation are common and usually resolve quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can a CT with contrast of abdomen and pelvis detect colon cancer?

Can a CT with contrast of abdomen and pelvis detect colon cancer?

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

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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?

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?

2 See Ur Intestine: A ct of the abdomen can be very helpful for diagnosing recurrent hernias. An important part of the study is to look at the intestine relative to the hernia. Contrast in the intestine makes the interpretation of these films much easier. ...Read more

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Can you see bone cancer in the hips from a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis?

Yes, some details se: Ct scan shows the normal anatomy of all the structures examined although it is not the best test for hip cancer which is best seen with a ct scan or MRI scan of the pelvis with a focus on the bones. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

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

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Could you give me any information about what my cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

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

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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

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Can CT of abdomen and pelvis without contrast see pancreatic cancer?

Can CT of abdomen and pelvis without contrast see pancreatic cancer?

Usually: Some of the best-differentiated lesions or small lesions may be missed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Of Abdomen (Definition)

An abdominal CT scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the belly area. CT ...Read more