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How long does it take to evaluate CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis and make a diagnosis?

How long does it take to evaluate CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis and make a diagnosis?

Variable: The actual reading time for a ct depends on how complicated the findings are, but around 20-30 minutes. However, the imaging center may perform many many scans per day, so it may take a while before your study is read. Turn around time for a routine exam is usually a day or two. Again, this varies from one imaging center to the next. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the ct. ...Read more

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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more

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Is it likely that a malignancy would cause fatigue for 2 years without anything showing in ct of chest, abdomen & pelvis. Thank you.

Is it likely that a malignancy would cause fatigue for 2 years without anything showing in ct of chest, abdomen & pelvis. Thank you.

Not likely: It is possible but not likely that an occult malignancy is causing the symptoms. There may be other issues that need to be examined, including depression, that often manifests as weakness. I trust that you are under the care of a physician and are looking into alternative explanations.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Questions: When did you have sex? How high was the beta? If the beta was low and/or you had sex after the 17th, no risk for the fetus. If the beta was high and you had sex before the 17th, then there is some risk to the fetus. ...Read more

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What is a CT scan of the chest/abdomen/ and pelvis normally looking for?

What is a CT scan of the chest/abdomen/ and pelvis normally looking for?

Need more info.: Trauma, infection and malignancy (cancer) are the most common reasons to do all three at the same time. Doing the test doesn't mean you have the diseases, but the doctors are usually concerned about those three things when they order that set of tests. ...Read more

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Would a CT scan of the chest abdomen and pelvis see something wrong with the gallbladder? And would it se gallstones present or previous? Had normal CT scan 2 weeks ago but I have bad pain right there

Would a CT scan of the chest abdomen and pelvis see something wrong with the gallbladder? And would it se gallstones present or previous? Had normal CT scan 2 weeks ago but I have bad pain right there

Yes: A ct scan will pick up most gallstones as well as thickening and swelling of the gallbladder and bile ducts. The only thing a ct scan does a lousy job with is detecting if the gallbladder has a hard time emptying bile. This can cause pain as well. You need a hida scan to detect this. ...Read more

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I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?

I saw a surgeon for the 7 neck nodes. He ordered 4 biopsy's and CT of neck, chest, abdomen & pelvis and tons of bloodwork. Is this a "normal" reaction?

Probably...: The surgeon has the benefit of taking your history and examining you and possibly the results of the biopsies which would justify the seeming "extensive" evaluation. I would not doubt this or attempt to second-guess. Be thankful your surgeon appears to be thorough. ...Read more

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Is a CT-scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis all in one scan at the same time more radiation than a single chest-CT? I was told that it was not.

Is a CT-scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis all in one scan at the same time more radiation than a single chest-CT? I was told that it was not.

There is more: There is more radiation from a CT depending on how many areas are scanned. It’s possible the Dr misunderstood and meant an XRay of the chest abdomen and pelvis is less radiation than a single CT of chest, which would be a true statement! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the effects of many times exposing to CT scan on chest and abdomen and pelvis? I had cancer and did so many cts?

Link: Like anything in life there are risks and benefits of interventions and doing nothing.
See here:
ct scans and radiation: how can patients limit risk?
http://www. Kevinmd. Com/blog/2013/08/ct-scans-radiation-patients-limit-risk. Html

there is an even better link/infographic, but I can't find it now. ...Read more

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Still losing wt. Had CT of chest and abdomen and all blood work clear and good. I even reversed my fatty liver. Any ideas? Wt loss has slowed

Still losing wt. Had CT of chest and abdomen and all blood work clear and good. I even reversed my fatty liver. Any ideas? Wt loss has slowed

Great work: You have been remarkable in your progress and I can only admire and applaud your self-discipline and dedication. Weight loss slowing may simply represent the fact that the percentages are changing, along with the absolute numbers. You might try increasing your exercise regimen slightly (don't hurt yourself), or reducing your intake slightly. ...Read more

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What could cause positive ANA 1:640. I have up mid back pain 1 yr and right flank pain CT of chest clear. Mri ok. Cbc ok. Urine ok. Metabolic ok.

What could cause positive ANA 1:640. I have up mid back pain 1 yr and right flank pain CT of chest clear. Mri ok. Cbc ok. Urine ok. Metabolic ok.

ANAs: Anas typically are not associated with back pain unless neurological symptoms are present to suggest an autoimmune process. The odds are in your favor that is a false positive ANA which is very common. ...Read more

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I had a CT of the abdomen and pelvis w/contrast 3/16/17 at approximately 230am. I started itiching 2 days later. It's been 6 days still itiching?

I had a CT of the abdomen and pelvis w/contrast 3/16/17 at approximately 230am. I started itiching 2 days later. It's been 6 days still itiching?

HealthTap Prime: It may be coincidence, or the CT scan may be related to itching. Did they use Contrast during the CT scan? Have you ever had contrast before? Were you in the hospital? Were you treated with new medications (for itching or otherwise?) Use HealthTap Prime to go over these questions with a live doctor. Together you can diagnose the problem. We're limited in characters here so we can't figure it out. ...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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Does CT abdomen and pelvis show any damage from endometriosis?

Suggestive: The ct studies could demonstrate the mass like collections of endometriosis (endometrioma) but it will not be able to show tubal blockages. Uterine, bowel, bladder, etc invasion can also be shown or suggested. ...Read more

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Can 2 CT scans with contrast miss anything wrong in the abdomen and pelvis?

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

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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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Will a CT of the abdomen and pelvis show imaging of the hips, specifically, if there is something compressing a nerve in the hips?

An Abd/pelvis CT: Likely includes at least partial visualization of the hips, and could potentially detect some abnormalities in that region. However, since the exam was not specifically tailored to look at the hips, and moreover CT is not usually the study of choice to evaluate the hips (MRI is), I wouldn't rely on a pelvic CT to rule out hip abnormalities. ...Read more

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If both metanephrine fractionated tests were abnormal, what is the likihood the ct of the abdomen and pelvis being abnormal. Was done w/wo contrast.

If both metanephrine fractionated tests were abnormal, what is the likihood the ct of the abdomen and pelvis being abnormal. Was done w/wo contrast.

Likely abnormal: If both metanephrines were abnormal, you are likely to have an abnormality in your adrenal gland; this is likely to show up on imaging. A CT of the abdomen should demonstrate such abnormality. ...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

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My CT of my abdomen and pelvis all came back clear except for my liver. The report showed a 3 mm hypoattenuating lesion. What is this? Rest liver okay

My CT of my abdomen and pelvis all came back clear except for my liver. The report showed a 3 mm hypoattenuating lesion. What is this? Rest liver okay

Probably cyst; incid: If you weren't having problems with your liver (ie that wasn't the purpose of the ordering doc) then don't worry much about the incidental finding. While there is no way to know for sure w/o seeing the image & a biopsy, from the sounds of it, it looks like a simple cyst (which is fluid filled and so less dense -hypoattentuating) in the liver. Anyone can get small 1 & not have any problems. TTYD ...Read more

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I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. Are they common?

I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. Are they common?

Severe reactions: To Barium Sulfate are very rare, about 1 out of 1, 000, 000. Minor reactions like cramps or constipation are common and usually resolve quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can a CT with contrast of abdomen and pelvis detect colon cancer?

Can a CT with contrast of abdomen and pelvis detect colon cancer?

It can sometimes: Unfortunately, ct scans are not very good at finding small polyps like a colonoscopy does. The scan will usually only pick up larger lesions. The endoscopy has an additional benefit of allowing small polyps to be biopsied or removed. Polyps tend to grow to become cancer, so they should be removed if possible. Ct scan, won't allow treatment at same time, and thus, is not as good a test for colon ca. ...Read more

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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?

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?

2 See Ur Intestine: A ct of the abdomen can be very helpful for diagnosing recurrent hernias. An important part of the study is to look at the intestine relative to the hernia. Contrast in the intestine makes the interpretation of these films much easier. ...Read more

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Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why?

Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why?

To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar (s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read more

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Can you see bone cancer in the hips from a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis?

Yes, some details se: Ct scan shows the normal anatomy of all the structures examined although it is not the best test for hip cancer which is best seen with a ct scan or MRI scan of the pelvis with a focus on the bones. ...Read more