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Abdominal cat scan show colon cancer?

Abdominal cat scan show colon cancer?

Unreliable: Specialized cts that are designed to identify colon cancers (ct colonography) are available, but require a specific bowel prep and regimen to be effective. Routine ct scans will miss many small colon cancers that colonoscopy will find--colonoscopy remains the gold-standard. ...Read more

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Can abdominal CT scan rule out abdominal aneurysm early?

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Can abdominal CT scan rule out abdominal aneurysm early?

Yes: It definitely can however preferred screening test is ultrasound since there is no radiation involved. ...Read more

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Will CT scan abdomen pelvis show ulcer?

Will CT scan abdomen pelvis show ulcer?

Possible,: Maybe, but an upper GI series with barium is better, and endoscopy is the best way to look for an ulcer. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT scan w/contrast show IBS?

Can an abdominal CT scan w/contrast show IBS?

Not really!: The CT will show spasm or edema ( swelling of the bowel wall) but you need something such as endoscopic studies to rule out any inflammatory disease which is a serious health issue, unlike that of irritable bowel which is also painful but not progress in most cases. ...Read more

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Do abdominal/pelvic cat scans show ovarian cancer?

Do abdominal/pelvic cat scans show ovarian cancer?

Computed tomography : Can often detect abnormalities consistent with ovarian cancer, but a specific diagnosis with only imaging, except in rare circumstances, is ill advised. The analogy I use is that medical imaging is like showing a stranger a picture of your family reunion. They can distinguish young vs old, boy vs girl, etc, but won't be able to point to uncle bob or cousin sue. Diagnostic pathology is needed. ...Read more

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Can ultrasonic abdomen scan miss appendicitis?

Can ultrasonic abdomen scan miss appendicitis?

Possibly: It is possible that ultrasound may not be diagnostic for appendicitis. It depends on the tech performing the exam, the patient's body size/habitus, the amount of bowel/stool present, the age of the patient, the location of the appendix, whether free fluid is present, and the confidence of the interpreting radiologist. ...Read more

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What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

Solid/hollow organs: Barium outlines GI tract; IV contrast helps outline solid organs. Expect to get views of stomach, duodenum, small bowel, colon, rectum; liver, spleen, , gall bladder/bile ducts, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate or uterus, tubes, ovaries, vagina, lymph nodes, arteries, veins, assorted muscles. Generally get a view of diaphragm, lower lungs, pleura, spine, pelvis. More stuff. ...Read more

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Can abdominal CT with contrast detect stomach cancer?

Can abdominal CT with contrast detect stomach cancer?

Not always: While it is possible to detect larger abnormalities on a CT scan, an endoscopy is a better tool for this. ...Read more

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Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

It can: If the cancer is advanced or particularly invasive it will show on a CT. Better diagnostic tool for this might be an upper endoscopy instead. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT scan find colon cancer?

Can an abdominal CT scan find colon cancer?

Check out website : Sometimes a ct scan can pick it up but a colonoscopy is the best initial test. Please check out www.Michaelsmission.Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after c-section not found by CT scan?

Abdominal pain after c-section not found by CT scan?

Good: Good to the degree that there is not an abscess, mass, disruption or other critical problem. Many post surgical discomforts wear off! keep your followup appointments and keep track of your symptoms and analgesic usage to share. If there are other changes in the wound see the ob- gyn soon. ...Read more

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Does an abdominal CT scan show polyps?

Sometimes: But not usually. Polyps are usually too small, and ct scan does not distend colon adequately. Best test for colon polyps is colonoscopy by gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What DES an abdominal pelvis cat scan show?

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CT scan: Typically everything in the 'belly' - liver, lower parts of the lung, stomach, pancreas, spleen, adrenal glands, gall bladder, small & large intestines, kidneys, gynecologic structures, bladder, prostate, - & all th muscles & bones in that region. ...Read more

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Will a CT colonography show other abdominal organs??

Will a CT colonography show other abdominal organs??

Yes: but since the study is tailored for ct colonography, there will not be optimal visualization of other structures. ...Read more

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Abdominal cat scan showed "homogeneous contrast enhancement", pancreas related, insulinoma?

Abdominal cat scan showed "homogeneous contrast enhancement", pancreas related, insulinoma?

Discuss with doctor: The description you gave is a little vague. The best thing to do is review the study with your doctor or with the radiologist that read the ct scan. ...Read more

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Does CT scan of abdomen show reproductive organs?

Does CT scan of abdomen show reproductive organs?

May not.: Need ct of abdomen and pelvis or ct pelvis only to see uterus and ovaries. Testicles not always seen on these tests. Can see prostate and seminal vessicles however. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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What is an abdominal scan like?

What is an abdominal scan like?

Please: See radiologyinfo.Org for good info about your test. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

What to do if I had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

Further evaluation: Often times, abnormal blood tests can suggest an abnormality in a particular organ or organ system. Generally, an abnormal blood test is often followed by a scan of the region / organ in question ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

What do you advise if i had a blood test and now I have been sent a letter for an abdominal scan! why?

Abnormal test: Usually if you get a blood test, if some tests are abnormal other testing is required. Blood tests can give a clue that there could be a liver or gallbladder problem. Some tests show that there could be a problem with the pancreas or the kidneys So getting a scan will be important to find out why the tests are not normal. ...Read more

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I have had countless full abdominal scans but they have never shown my kidneys, why would kidneys be omitted?

I have had countless full abdominal scans but they have never shown my kidneys, why would kidneys be omitted?

They should: Be included or an annotation made that they can't be seen. I don't know why they weren't identified. ...Read more

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What should I expect to see at my dating scan at 5 weeks and 6 days via abdominal scan? At 4 weeks 1 day hgc level was 1,078 so it would be higher now

What should I expect to see at my dating scan at 5 weeks and 6 days via abdominal scan? At 4 weeks 1 day hgc level was 1,078 so it would be higher now

Scan Improvement: In most of the cases the later the dare of the scanning the # is found to gradually increase Everything should be good and good luck with the pregnancy and I hope you have no problems. Be sure and follow your Dr and his advise to you. ...Read more

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From 6-8.5 weeks I've had transvaginal ultrasounds increasing from 132-180. At 9 weeks I had an abdominal scan that showed 158. Cause for concern??

From 6-8.5 weeks I've had transvaginal ultrasounds increasing from 132-180. At  9 weeks I had an abdominal scan that showed 158. Cause for concern??

Heartbeat?: I'm assuming you are talking about the baby's heartbeat? If so, there is no cause for concern. The baby's heartbeat can be quite variable in early pregnancy and this isn't a cause to worry. Best wishes! ...Read more

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At 9wk 5days (Feb.3) scan by transvaginal fetus measured 2.75cm, 13wk 2days (Feb 27) abdominal scan fetus measured 7.06cm CRL. . Appropriate growth?Could these be off 3wk+?How accurate? due 9/2

At 9wk 5days (Feb.3) scan by transvaginal fetus measured 2.75cm, 13wk 2days (Feb 27) abdominal scan fetus measured 7.06cm CRL. . Appropriate growth?Could these be off 3wk+?How accurate? due 9/2

Follow up visit: Based on this limited information your sonograms were 3 weeks apart and the fetal measurements shows 3-4 weeks of growth. This sounds appropriate but it would be prudent to schedule a follow up visit with your doctor to go through the details and specifics ...Read more

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Had pain in the lower left rib and sometimes in the back that comes and goes had blood test and abdominal scan both all clear any ideas what else it b?

Had pain in the lower left rib and sometimes in the back that comes and goes had blood test and abdominal scan both all clear any ideas what else it b?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It may be due musculo-skeletal issues and may be helped by regular exercise.
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Recently i had a sharp pain right side of my back.. little up.. urine and abdominal scan is normal except rbc in urine test is 8-10.. even now the pain continuous when i sit in somewhere little longer.. i dont know what to do?

Recently i had a sharp pain right side of my back.. little up..  urine and abdominal scan is normal except rbc  in urine test is 8-10.. even now the pain continuous when i sit in somewhere little longer.. i dont know what to do?

Need more evaluation: There is not enough information in your note to be able to give you a good answer. It would be nice to know what type of scan you had - CT, ultrasound? A small stone could easily be overlooked. See a urologist for additional evaluation for a source of pain. Don't overlook a GYN exam as well. ...Read more

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Can a 4 month internal And a 5 month abdominal scan miss a baby? If you have had 10 negative urine pregnancy tests? Scared I'm pregnant

Can a 4 month internal And a 5 month abdominal scan miss a baby? If you have had 10 negative urine pregnancy tests? Scared I'm pregnant

No: 10 negative tests and two ultrasound a month apart. You are not pregnant. I say this with concern, have you seen a therapist for your unreasonable fears? ...Read more

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I have every symptom of late stage ovarian cancer. What other disease/s could this be? Gp next tuesday. Already had abdominal scan - clear/normal

Anything goes: Symptoms of advanced ovarian cancer are bloating, distention, and pain. You can get that with a ton of different conditions so don't panic and follow up your doc's advise. While it is possible to get cancer at your age, it would be very unlikely even if you carry a "cancer gene". Hope you feel well soon.. ...Read more

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Does it matter who orders the abdominal scan, the specialist or a family physician, whom i consider incompetent?

Does it matter who orders the abdominal scan, the specialist or a family physician, whom i consider incompetent?

Probably not: First, you may want to try to resolve this lack of confidence in your family physician or find a new one. It is important to have a good relationship with your primary doc. That said, there are established appropriateness criteria for ordering certain imaging tests, and most centers/insurance companies require pre-authorization to confirm that the imaging test is truly indicated. ...Read more

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60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year agoshe has lumbago, doctor says to do bone scan but also she has to do abdominal scan.Which have to do.

60 years, she has made hysterectomy 1year agoshe has lumbago, doctor says to do bone scan but also she has to do abdominal scan.Which have to do.

You question is?: You have not asked a question. You have just mentioned that you or someone you know has back pain. You are already having it evaluated. I have nothing more to add. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia be diagnosed using a CT abdominal scan?

Yes: but better to see your doc before radiation exposure with CT. Educated docs are better than CT! ...Read more

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Can lower abdominal scan detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

Can lower abdominal scan detect pregnancy after 14 days of missed periods?

A bit confused: Are you sure you are pregnant? If not, a pregnancy test is the recommended way to find out. I don't know what is meant by a scan. Ct scan? Ultrasound? Mri? Please clarify. ...Read more