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Abdomen And Pelvic Ct With Oral And Iv Contrast And Colon
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
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
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
It could: There are many ways to diagnosis cancer. In reference to the ovary the simplest, safest, and easiest test is a pelvic ultrasound. If the ovary is abnormal it can be followed with serial ultrasounds or an MRI could be perfermormed. That would be the best imaging test. That being said ovarian cancers can be diagnosed with ct but usually it's because the ct was done for some other reason. ...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
Does a contrast CT scan to view my kidney include both IV and oral contrast? Is this an abdominal CT scan or just renal/urinary?
Depends: It depends on what the doctor has ordered and is looking for. No contrast will be used typically if the doctor is looking for kidney stones. If they are looking and the tissue of the kidneys directly, IV contrast will be used. Generally oral contrast is not used when looking for kidney pathology. Your scan will also show the neighboring abdominal organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CT with rectal and IV contrast rule out small polyps or lessions in the colon?proctoscope and rectal exam are clean.no blood in stool.
Had CT of pelvis, with and without oral and IV contrast... Ovaries normal- would something have shown if ovarian cancer? Also had annual OB pelvic nml
Would an abdominal CT scan with contrast and a ultra sound rule out something bad with the pancreas and liver and stomach? Has pain and nausea
Not always: Hi. "Something bad with the pancreas and liver and stomach" is a very broad category. CT and U/S detect many masses, i.e. anatomical abnormalities. Some anatomical abnormalities would NOT be caught, and many metabolic, inflammatory, and infectious abnormalities would be missed. So you probably don't have liver, stomach, or pancreatic cancer, gallstones, or other gross anatomical abnormalities. ...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
Can an upper and lower abdominal and pelvic CT find tumors in the kidneys, liver, and pancreas? Or any of those?
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied. ...Read more
CT: CT is an overall good way to image the abdomen and pelvis, but a pelvic ultrasound is more affordable and also does not involve the use of radiation. A biopsy of the endometrium (uterine wall) is done if the ultrasound shows anything suspicious (increased endometrial thickness). A CA-125 test may also help. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/ca-125-test/basics/definition/prc-20009524 ...Read more
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