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Can A Ct Scan With No Contrast Show Bleeding In Abdomin
Would a chest X-ray, an abdominal ultrasound, and a CT scan with contrast likely show evidence of chronic pancreatitis?
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
Routine ultrasound of abdomen showed a dark spot with size 1.2cm.My CT scan without contrast is non-conclusive, should I have a CT with contrast?
Depends: Too many factors involved to comment. Ask the doctor who ordered the studies, or a specialist in the field of whatever organ the dark spot is on. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast have the same amount of radiation as two CT scans?
Yes: The ct scan will consist of at least 3 parts. A very low dose scan to show the anatomy and allow for planning of the full ct scan. The next scan is the "real" scan without contrast. Then there will be at least 1 scan with contrast, usually when the veins are most opacified, at about 70 seconds after the start of the injection. However, some contrast scans have multiple phases for some anatomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a CT scan of the pelvis and abdomen, will that show anything wrong with my stomach aswell, which organs can be seen in a abdominal CT scan?
Let's see: The bottom of your lungs usually, stomach,liver,gallbladder,pancreas,spleen, intestines,kidneys and the tubes that drain them, adrenal glands,bladder,lymph nodes when enlarged,ovaries and uterus if female, prostate and scrotum/testicles if male. And of course, large veins and arteries. Be aware that hollow organs are not really well visualized on CTs ...Read more
Several things: Can be seen on ct scan. The oral contrast helps deliniate some of the intestinal findings. Other organs are also seen such as liver, pancreas, gallbladder, aorta, lymph nodes, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus or prostate, vertebral column, etc. Some structures are seen better than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Every test has limitations. The ct scans may not have found the problem, but they have likely eliminated some possibilities. If you have had 2 ct scans and the symptoms persist, follow up with you doctor to determine if any other tests are needed. ...Read more
Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?
Does a contrast CT scan to view my kidney include both IV and oral contrast? Is this an abdominal CT scan or just renal/urinary?
Depends: It depends on what the doctor has ordered and is looking for. No contrast will be used typically if the doctor is looking for kidney stones. If they are looking and the tissue of the kidneys directly, IV contrast will be used. Generally oral contrast is not used when looking for kidney pathology. Your scan will also show the neighboring abdominal organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible : The IV contrast provides imaging of blood flow into kidneys and will detect blockages, aneurysms, asymmetric flow, mass, structural problems. Lab draw and renal panel provide functional information on how your kidneys are performing as filters. Your doc will want to follow up with you after all the studies are complete to give you results. The IV contrast itself can be damaging to your kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: Unless the cancer lesion is fairly large, colon cancer is not commonly seen on a ct scan. Colonoscopy is the best test for colon cancer. Some places have the ability to perform a specialized ct colonography x-ray exam that may see lesions about 1 cm or larger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does non contrast abdomen pelvis CT show any problems with pancreas? Drank contrast but didn't have IV in arm?
Full study: For pancreatic cancer a full study is needed. Contrast in the bowel will allow the radiologist to evaluate. A thorough history by your doctor first to ask smoking history and risks is the first step. Intravenous contrast will peruse through the vascular beds. Operative planning for a pancreatic mass would include absence of mesenteric vascular involvement. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could.: Inflammatory changes would show up on a ct scan of an infected uterus, but usually laboratory studies, and the clinical exam would give an idea of this as well. Women with suspected uterine infections (when not pregnant) are usually treated for this with antibiotics. The ct scan may be looking for other sources of infection like appendicitis, or intestinal infections. ...Read more
Would a CT scan show gallstones because my CT scan came back clear. Also, would a CT scan combined with urine tests and blood tests detect gallstones?
Would CT scan with contrast show abnormalities of the fillopian tubes? Like scarring or blockage. This was an abdominal scan.
Unlikely: Ct with contrast could show a swollen/dilated tube (hydrosalpinx) and 'might' be helpful for suspecting an abnormal anatomic placement of a tube, but should not be considered reliable for evaluating tubal blockage or presence of adhesion (scar.) the hysterosalpingogram (hsg) is more useful for evaluating tubal blockage, and laparoscopy or laparotomy with tubal perfusion is the gold standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a CT scan with contrast dye and a mrcp with contrast on the same day-- 4hours apart. Also, scheduled a CT guided biopsy 2 days later. Any issue?
Be followed: As long as you have normal renal (kidney) function and you are monitored closely and well hydrated, you should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: An Abdominal can should include the spleen. ...Read more
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