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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Would an abdominal + pelvic CT scan with contrast see impacted stool in the colon?

Would an abdominal + pelvic CT scan with contrast see impacted stool in the colon?

Yes: The CT of the abdomen and pelvis will be very good for looking for fecal impaction. Sometimes digital examination can detect it. On occasion the impaction may be beyond the reach of the finger ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?

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 more

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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

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

10 mSv is typical: You received the typical dose for an abdomen/pelvis ct. Your chance of developing cancer increased by 0.07% from your background lifetime risk. See http://www.Xrayrisk.Com. ...Read more

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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

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 more

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Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast means what?

Ct scan abdomen/pelv: It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and thats why he/she ordered the test. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Can.: Oral contrast can cause constipation which could lead to those symptoms. Should resolve with time as long as the CT did not demonstrate something that could interfere. Can use a laxative if necessary and not contraindicated. ...Read more

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Ct Scan (Definition)

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