Top 20 Doctor insights on: Abnormal ct scan of abdomen
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 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
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
Been having feces that smell like burnt hair. The color is normal though. I've had this in the past but goes away over time. I recently had a CT scan of the abdomen and nothing abnormal was found.
Abnormal blood work. Low wbc, rbc, and platelet. Normal being 4.5 mine 2.0 CT scan enlarged spleen and liver. What are my next steps?
What is volumetric CT scan of abdomen? Is that ok for better results for finding any abnormalities in the abdomen?
A regular CT is fine: There is no particular advantage to what you are calling volumetric ct. A regular ct will pick up any abnormalities of concern. If it is ok, do not worry any further. ...Read more
Can pheochromocytomas sometimes be too small to see on CT scan of abdomen? How long would it take for them to grow big enough to be seen?
Sometimes.: It depends on many factors, the size of the cancer, the organ it involves, technical factors with the study, etc. There are many variables. Remember each cancer starts as a single cell, so we can never completely exclude the diagnosis even when a ct is completely normal. Pet/ct can show cancers that are virtually impossible to see on ct, even with contrast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ct scanning of the abdomen and pelvis shows the colon, yes, but not subtle mucosal lesions such as early cancer.
It shows your internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas in great detail.
It also shows your small intestinal and the numerous blood vessels. It can evaluate the connective tissue and fat to uncover inflammatory conditions or infections. ...Read more
Had CT scan of abdomen. Found some soft plaque and minimal hard plaque in aorta. Have since drastically changed my diet. Should I be worried?
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
Had a CT scan of abdomen with iodine contrast and now doctors are saying I have Hashimotos disease. Could CT scan have caused this?
GI office called to say my CT scan of abdomen looks good but that he wants to have me come in to discuss findings next week. Is this normal?
Yes this is normal: Sounds like you have great provider willing to take time to discuss what the findings are. Often medical tests can show many findings which are not significant. Your provider may want to make sure you understand everything they found, explain it to you and answer any questions you have. ...Read more
CT SCAN of abdomen says, the dome of the liver is partially excluded. The liver is normal in size and attenuation, on noncontrast image. What does it mean?
Didn't get to see it: "Excluded" means it wasn't in the pictures. Somehow, the tech or someone made a mistake and didn't get enough pictures. The abdomen starts at the diaphragm (which covers the top, or dome, of the liver on the right side). A CT of the abdomen should go from the diaphragm through the pelvis. However, in your case they started lower down - missing the top (or dome) of the liver. ...Read more
Need a second opinion on a CT scan of abdomen/pelvis! Https://www. Flickr. Com/photos/151769714@N05/
2nd opinion: You need to find a radiologist to send the scan to ...Read more