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Abdomen And Pelvic Ct Scan
I have microscopic hematuria with no pain or symptoms.My urine cystology is negative and abdomen and pelvic CT scan is normal.Should i be worried?
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
Angiomyolipoma: I assume something was seen on an ultrasound that might be an angiomyolipoma(AML)? The ultrasound appearance can be suggestive of AML, not diagnostic. It could still be other types of masses. The CT appearance should be diagnostic, because CT can specifically detect the fat in the AML that confirms the diagnosis. Not sure why pelvic CT necessary if AML confirmation is only issue. ...Read more
I am 18 yr old and had abdomen and pelvic CT scan for confirmation of nutcracker syndrome. Are the chances of me developing cancer in the future high?
Male or female?:
This is a description of venous malformation of the left renal vein entrapped by the aorta. It is not associated with neoplasm. See
I had an abdomen and pelvic CT scan w/ contrast this evening. Both oral barium sulfate and an IV. Within an hour I have diarrhea.is this normal?
I had two pelvic/abdomen CT scans in one year. Should I be concerned? It said two exposures per CT scan each at 15 msv.
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
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Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
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