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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
X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CT Colongraphy: A special ct with bowel cleansing and gentle inflation of the colon can provide an excellent view of the inside of the colon. This specific protocol is called ct colonography, and not every imaging center or hospital can perform it well. Ask about special reviewing software, and how many ct colonographies performed per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied. ...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
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
Too much to list. : See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a CT scan of the pelvis and abdomen, will that show anything wrong with my stomach aswell, which organs can be seen in a abdominal CT scan?
Let's see: The bottom of your lungs usually, stomach,liver,gallbladder,pancreas,spleen, intestines,kidneys and the tubes that drain them, adrenal glands,bladder,lymph nodes when enlarged,ovaries and uterus if female, prostate and scrotum/testicles if male. And of course, large veins and arteries. Be aware that hollow organs are not really well visualized on CTs ...Read more
Can mild thickening and fat in wall of large bowel including sigmoid colon and right colon on CT scan be normal?
Yes: While fat within the intestinal wall is often thought of as a reliable marker for inflammatory bowel disease, studies have shown that in the absence of clinical or other radiologic evidence of inflammatory bowel disease, the presence of fat in the intestinal wall may represent a normal finding. There is also thought to be some association with obesity. ...Read more
Does an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast have the same amount of radiation as two CT scans?
Yes: The ct scan will consist of at least 3 parts. A very low dose scan to show the anatomy and allow for planning of the full ct scan. The next scan is the "real" scan without contrast. Then there will be at least 1 scan with contrast, usually when the veins are most opacified, at about 70 seconds after the start of the injection. However, some contrast scans have multiple phases for some anatomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper abdominal pain 18months, US showed 1cm left cortex primarily in keeping with angioyolipoma, CT scan needed abdominal and pelvic? Should I worry
Angiomyolipoma: The CT scan can confirm the diagnosis of angiomyolipoma(AML) due to specific CT features. The ultrasound appearance is suggestive, but not definitive. AML is a benign lesion with no malignant potential. Small AMLs require no treatment. Larger AMLs(> 4cm) have an incidence of spontaneous hemorrhage, proportional to increasing size, and may require treatment. ...Read more
Can a full abdominal ultrasound and a double contrast CT scan miss cancer in the liver or any part of the abdomen?
Yes: Especially is you drank contrast.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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