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Abdominal Ultrasound Vs Abdominal Mri
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
No: Ultrasound is best for solid organs like liver, spleen, and kidneys and for fluid filled structures like the gallbladder and the urinary bladder. Air impedes our ability to see organs and bowel loops usually contain air mixed with feces. An abdomen x-ray would best show bowel loops containing a large volume of feces suggesting constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends:location,siz: Ultrasound of abdomen for lymphoma is hit-or-miss. It depends on where the lymphoma is (Behind bowel gas? Forget it. Near the liver? Possible), it's size, & many other factors. Ultrasound techs don't go looking for lymphoma unless they know it's there. Any growth / tumor seen may not even be lymphoma - other possibilities exist. Scans are not necessarily the best test. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime. ...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
Lower left abdominal pain- 7wks, high c-reactive protein. Nothing found on abdominal ct, abdominal and vaginal ultrasounds. Colonoscopy ordered. Ideas?
Possibly: In a female, left lower quadrant pain could be a number of possibilities; colon - diverticulosis or diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian cysts, hernia, strained muscle, bladder related, adhesions if you have had prior surgery... Continue the workup. Sounds like your doctor is taking good care of you and ordering the proper tests! ...Read more
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
MRI post liver resect w/abd incision swelling/pain showed 5.6cm anterior abd wall hernia w/protrusion of small bowel loops/mesenteric fat. Is surg req?
Pain abdomen, mostLy RUQ CT abdomen & pelvis- hida Abdom US, EGD, CBC,CMP, LDH, Lipase,Amalyse,stool all negative... Help! Can CT show colon cancer?
Abdominal distention CT "liver 20cm, increased in superior to inferior diameter 2 cm" comp. Ct 2 days prior w/no abdom. Distention. What causes this?
Can't answer: How far apart were the ct scans? Why did you have them? Was contrast given? Too many unknowns. One possibility is that there was no real change and the measurement was in error. Hopefully, the ct report offers some information on why there was an apparent change. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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