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Can You See Bowel With Contrast Ct
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
Possibly: An abdominal CT examines the abdomen from the belly button up to the bottom of the chest. A pelvic CT examines the body from the belly button to the bottom of the pelvis. The test for the 'abdomen' is generally ordered as CT of the abdomen and pelvis with and /or without contrast. A CT of the abdomen and pelvis should detect a hernia. Sometimes an ultrasound is ordered in addition to and/or instea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: Either a ct with and without contrast or an mr exam seem treasonable approaches. I may slightly favor the mr exam. ...Read more
CT will show mucus: in your sinuses if it's there, as in a sinusitis infection. It is not good at showing phlegm in your throat, however. If you cough up phlegm, then you have phlegm! ;-) CT can show some serious reasons for headache such as bleeding or tumor, but most people with headache have a completely normal head CT. We can only see disease, not the headache itself. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Unaware of any study supporting your worry. ...Read more
Can a cardiac mr scan see your coronary arteries? Or a chest ct scan with contrast? Can either see if they are connecting rite?
If you have URI or cold symptoms, would it interfere with the CT chest scan with contrast images or results. ?
It could: With a viral bronchitis there is inflammation in the lungs so a ct of chest done when ill may look worse than normal. If it is to follow a mass then probably less important. Suggest speaking to radiologist to see if waiting until cold passes is advised so that you get the most accurate study possible. ...Read more
Having abdominal CT w/o contrast but with barium shake. Will it be able to see if problems with pancreas and liver w/o the iodine iv?
Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?
Yes, ...: Megacolon is suspected in patients with constipation of very long duration, abdominal bloating +/- pain, palpable fecal mass; this is chronic. At times, it can be acute & toxic. Imaging studies of CT scan with/without contrast + barium sulfate confirmed the diagnosis. For future events of health concern, follow the instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
Will an MRI with contrast be able to detect endometriosis? Mystery inflammation near upper colon was not diagnosed with CT scan.
Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?
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
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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