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Can You See Bowel With Contrast Ct
Hello, can a CT scan with contrast of the abdomen/pelvis see a former hernia that may have been "reherniated" and any new hernias although a bulge can?
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
I'm having a CT scan done of my abdomen and pelvis done this week to see if a hernia has come back, why do I need to drink two bottles of contrast?
Ct scan abd-abd w/o contrast states: oral contrast in small + large bowel loops,and I never had contrast in my life (no IV or oral), what else can it?
I've had recurring SX of appendicitis over 12 months, CT scan WO contrast showed diverticulitis and thickened bowel. But pain on right lower side. Dx?
I had roux en y novemger 06. I recently had a CT with contrast that showed I had a dilated segment of bowel with an air fluid level. Why?
A ? to ask surgeon: To answer this question, we'd need more details as to why you had to have the ct done. Was there something that was bothersome enough to have it ordered. Did the ct scan show anything else? There is a good chance the surgery didn't go right or something happened in the postoperative period. Your surgeon might be able to address these concerns better since he was the one who did it. ...Read more
CT SCAN ABD/PELVIS W/O CONTRAST:WHAT IT MEANS?BOWEL:ORAL CONTRAST IDENTIFIED IN SMALL AND LARGE BOWEL LOOPS. No intestinal abnormality, air or fluid.
CT interpretation: Are u sure you have not had any other contrast imaging study within a few days before this CT you mentioned? If not then the CT you had must have been with contrast. Never the less, it sound like you have had a normal result with contrast appropriately moving through the small bowel and colon. Good luck I hope you feel better ...Read more
Bowel issues 3 years, 4 Ct scans over that time with oral contrast, sigmoidoscopy to 35 cm, only diverticulosis seen, chances of missed cancer?
Slim: In spite of the low chance of missing a cancer, a complete colonoscopy would examine the rest of the colon not visualized on sigmoidoscopy. CT is only fair to see colon cancers unless large because stool may get in the way. If you are still concerned then talking to your doctor may resolve these issues. ...Read more
LRQ pain, nausea, mild fever. CT WO contrast show thickening bowel, transverse, sigmoid diverticula. Appendix normal. Where is this pain coming from?!
Other things: Where was bowel thickening? Thickening of bowel walls is often associated with inflammation/infection. Ovaries located in pelvis with cysts, inflammation and infection can also cause pain, particularly right ovary. Urinary system may be another source of pain, Consult your physician. ...Read more
Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?
Does CT colongraphy see all organs of the abdomen also in result it said upper viscera were unremarkable what does that mean in terms of what they see?
Almost: The CT colonoscopy should cover the entire abdomen. However, to limit radiation and depending on where your colon is seen, the scan may be shortened. Usually it covers everything. Contrast injections are needed to help identify hidden lesions in the blood vessels, liver and kidney which is not used in CTC. So, in toto, everything is seen from the liver to the urinary bladder but not well. ...Read more
Other Way Around: The best cts are done with contrast: IV dye for eval. Of blood vessels & blood flow; oral dye to better see the intestines. Rarely, no contrast is better, like when we are looking for kidney stones. Furthermore, some people have dye allergies, kidney problems that can worsen with IV dye, or we cannot wait the time it takes to give oral contrast. ...Read more
CT: For most things, a ct of the abdomen and pelvis with oral and IV contrast is better. ...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?
No: Iv contrast is often not used when the ct is for the purpose of looking for renal stones and in people with a history of contrast allergy or renal disease. It is often helpful in assessing persons with nonspecific abdominal symptoms as it will better show areas of inflammation, infection, and tumor. ...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 more
Ct scan abdomen/pelv: It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and that's why he/she ordered the test. ...Read more
Depends: Usually endometriotic implants are too small to be seen by cat scan, MRI or ultrasound. Large lesions such as endometriomas can be seen easily though in the ovaries by any of these evaluation methods. In the bowel, large endometriosis lesions can be seen probably easily by any of the methods. ...Read more
Anatomy: Yes. Of course. If it is not inflamed, scarred or damaged it may not be prominent or obviously visible. ...Read more
Had 3 CT scans with contrast-i'm only 18! 1st: full body angiogram. Other 2: on abdomen. What r the most common types of cancers the cts can cause?
Why is a triple contrast CT abdomen ie. Oral, IV and rectal prescribed. What is the doctor trying to diagnose in case of incomplete evacuation problem
Thorough eval: Looking at colon, but also other organs is an appropriate complete test. ...Read more
I had abdomen CT and needed to drink 32oz of oral contrast before test. I got it all down but 8oz and wondering if this will affect what shows up onct?
No: You consumed enough for an accurate evaluation. ...Read more
Only bases: An abdominal ct is not intended to look at the lungs, but usually some portion of the lower lobes (lung bases) is visible. ...Read more
What are different types of hernia in abdomen? Would a CT with oral contrast of abdomen/pelvic show a hernia? Any kind.
Physical Exam Best: The most common hernias of the abdominal wall include the groin/inguinal region, the umbilicus, and the upper-middle abdomen. Hernias may also develop anywhere one has had an incision from prior surgery. The best way to demonstrate a hernia is by physical examination. If unclear, a ct may be helpful but it can miss hernias and, in the groin especially, may not differentiate a hernia from fat. ...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?
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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