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Abdominal Pain Mri Vs Ct Scan
Maybe: First exam should be a simple abdomen xray. If doctor thinks the gallbladder could be diseased, then an ultrasound is best. Most other ailments best served with a ct scan. Mri can help if a patient can't have ct contrast because of prior reaction or poor functioning kidneys. Mri scans take longer, cost more, and not readily available as ct scans. ...Read more
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
Female 32 lower left abdomen pain 6+ months MRI/CT scan normal pain worsens with coughing sneezing and laughing have IUD any suggestions?
See a surgeon: A general surgeon does not necessarily mean you need surgery, but their training makes them experts in abd pains. A good History and physical may reveal possible causes, for example, if you ever had surgery, you may have adhesions in that area and when coughing, the "valsalva maneuver" is causing referred pain in the area, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could an internal hernia, in the mid-abdomen, be missed on CT scan? Is MRI more accurate? Thank you.
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
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Intermittent dully/achy left testicle and lower left abdomen pain. Ultrasounds and CT Scan show nothing. What else could it be?
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.
I have this weird abdominal ache on my right back flank under my rib cage. Hurts sometimes when standing . It feels tired and a dull ache. Ct scan ok.?
Ache: Recommend blood work to check liver functions, if not already done. ...Read more
Epigastric pain, back and upper right quad pain for 6 weeks. Pancreas ct scan with contrast normal. worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct reassuring ?
I do not drink alcohol but i still have upper epigastric pain. Ct scan reported ascites. How can that be? I also have fluid on/in the liver. Is this why i still have the pain?
There are many : Causes of ascites, not just alcohol abuse. Please see your doctor for additional workup, likely to include a number of blood tests as well as taking a same of the ascites and analyzing its composition. You need to keep on this until you have a reason. Good luck, . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Having right upper abdominal pain near flank no gallbladder removed last year mris CT xrays all neg so is bloodwrk/what is it? Er said muscle in 2013
Not sure but: Possibilities may include stagnant or slow flow of bile in d duct/cholestasis, ibs, pinched phrenic nerve underneath rib cage, muscle strain etc. Follow up with ur dr. Take care and god bless u! http://www.Gallbladderattack.Com/aftergallbladderremoval.Shtml http://ibs.About.Com/od/relatedconditions/a/ibs-after-gallbladder-removal.Html. ...Read more
Is MRI scan good as CT scan for identifying why I have persistent abdominal pain for last 6 months.
A mid back MRI ordered for history of 8 mo abdominal pain, right flank pain, 3 CT scans neg. How likely is it that the abd pain is spinal related?
Had cholecystectomy just over a year ago. Now abdominal pain .GP diagnosed gastritis. Taking PPI. no improvement. is bile the culprit. MRI scan Normal?
Physical exam: It depends on the site of your pain. You need to visit your general surgeon who will do a physical exam. When you describe your pain, when was the onset? Where exactly is the pain (right upper quadrant, vague, diffuse?), do you have abdominal tenderness? Bowel and bladder symptoms? Nausea? Refer to gastroenterology if pain persists as well. Get H.Pylori and upper GI scope to take a direct look. ...Read more
MRI vs CT: The main difference is that CT uses ionizing radiation and MRI uses radiowaves (non-ionizing radiation). It is the ionizing radiation that causes injury to the DNA and potential to develop a cancer down the road. In general, CT is good at looking a differences in radiation absorption (x-ray density). MRI is good at looking at subtle chemical differences (water and fat) in tissues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Vonn: these exams work in different ways and it would depend on what your doctor is looking for as to which test might yield the best or most productive result. There are even many instances where both tests are done. I would not label one as more valuable or more important over the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : On body part imaged. See radiologyinfo.Org for detailed discussion of these studies. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
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