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Hypothetically if somebody had melanoma on their lower back and had a CAT Scan of abdomen and pelvis 4 other reasons.Would melanoma show up on CAT?

Hypothetically if somebody had melanoma on their lower back and had a CAT Scan of abdomen and pelvis 4 other reasons.Would melanoma show up on CAT?

It could: potentially show up on an abdomen/pelvis CT, depending on the size. There are no specific features of melanoma on CT, so, if small, it would look the same as the myriad of benign nevi, keratoses, cysts, etc... that are so common, and might not be mentioned as a relevant finding in the report. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


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What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

A CAT scan: With contrast provides 3d slices of all of the organs, today every 3mm, and these can be reconstructed to provide coronal (front to back) and saggital (right to left from the side) views. These were developed 40 years ago and incredibly changed medicine. ...Read more

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Could you give me any information about what my cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

Could you give me any information about what my cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

Need to see: Since there was no way to look at the scan, can't really say what it saw. Plus why did you have it. Best thing is sit down with your doctor. Have a heart to heart to get the answers ...Read more

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Going 4th time for a cat scan third for abdomen and pelvis any radiation risk concernes?

Going 4th time for a cat scan third for abdomen and pelvis any radiation risk concernes?

Yes, there risk!: Too many films of the abdomen and pelvis give a substantial x-ray dose, especially if the set-up hasn't been checked and redone for minimal dose. You haven't said why you had the studies. ...Read more

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What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

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 more

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What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

The pelvis & abdomen: All structures from diaphragm to groin will be visualized by a contrast ct scan. Consuming oral contrast distinguishes gut from surrounding structures; IV contrast better delineates solid organs. Even blood flow, neurologic impingement, hernias, etc. Are made apparent by ct, typically to a resolution of about 5mm. ...Read more

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What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info. ...Read more

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I have recently had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - no diseases.... Can i feel secure now or is a CT scan not that specific ?

I have recently had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - no diseases.... Can i feel secure now or is a CT scan not that specific ?

Usually: Today ct scans are quite reliable for most of the really bad things that can be a problem(they can be ruled out). However you should see a dr to correlate your symptoms with your ct findings for the best assessment and recommendations. ...Read more

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Is one CT scan of abdomen and pelvis likely to cause cancer?

Is one CT scan of abdomen and pelvis likely to cause cancer?

Not usually one: Radiation dose from ct is about 100 times chest x-ray. However the exact number of scans to induce cancer is not precisely known.If ct is necessary for diagnosis it is very accurate tool. Most institutions have reduced amount of exposure in recent years. If same diagnosis can be made with mr or ultrasound, non ionizing radiation, they should be chosen.Certain medical problems ct is necessary. ...Read more