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Abdominal And Pelvic Ct Scan With Contrast
Normal chest X-ray & abdominal/pelivic CT scan, but positive TB skin test? I have low grade fevers, extreme fatigue & swollen lymph nodes. Tb?
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
If i had a clear abdominal & pelvic CT scan with contrast because of blood on stool, am i safe in thinking that it is not colorectal cancer?
Not Yet: Your age and family history play a role in believing there is increased risk or not, but, the final test to be certain would be a colonoscopy. Most colon cancers will start as polyps, a small growth on the wall. These are not well seen on ct scans and can only be ruled out completely with a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?
MAYBE: Although a contrast-enhanced ct--or, better still, a pelvic ultrasound--are preferred methods for visualizing the ovaries, a non-contact ct would likely show nonspecific irregularities of the ovaries. Bottom line: pelvic ultrasound is the best choice for visualizing ovaries. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worried about cancer. Dr. Recommended an abdomen pelvis CT scan with contrast because of lower right pain that came up clean. It was a 10msv dose. Is 10msv a lot and should I be worried? Thanks
Yes: An Abdominal can should include the spleen. ...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
He has already had the Ct scan c contrast of abdomen+pelvis and it was normal. and a cystoscopy and it looked fine. and dr. just c him in 6mos.
NO problem mentioned: AS you have mentioned no problem , one might assume there was a concern for some type of tumor. If the doctor has said to resee in 6 month I would follow the advice. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can a CT scan contrast cause abdomen pain and back pain all day long.my husband had a scan for abd nd pelvis. Havin this pain the preceding day.
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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