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Ct Scan Upper Abdomen
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies widely...: The sensitivity (how likely to be detected) of abdominal ct scans for abdominal masses varies widely depending on the type of abdominal mass and the abdominal ct technique. When both oral and intravenous contrast are used, the sensitivity is much higher (up to 90% for some masses). However, some masses are still difficult to detect and have lower sensitivity such as colonic and small bowel masses. ...Read more
Pain abdomen, mostLy RUQ CT abdomen & pelvis- hida Abdom US, EGD, CBC,CMP, LDH, Lipase,Amalyse,stool all negative... Help! Can CT show colon cancer?
Epigastric pain, back and upper right quad pain for 6 weeks. Pancreas ct scan with contrast normal. worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct reassuring ?
Wrong: Ct scanning of the abdomen and pelvis shows the colon, yes, but not subtle mucosal lesions such as early cancer. It shows your internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas in great detail. It also shows your small intestinal and the numerous blood vessels. It can evaluate the connective tissue and fat to uncover inflammatory conditions or infections. ...Read more
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.
Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends how you: Define 'upper'. The cervical esophagus (the part in the neck) is demonstrated, but most of the esophagus is in the chest. ...Read more
Not quite: The CT of the sinuses focuses in on the sinuses (though the radiation goes through the entire skull) and generally covers the entire set of sinuses (sphenoid, maxillary, frontal, ethmoid). The orbital CT will cover the eye sockets (and those pictures are zoomed in). While the sinuses lies behind the eyes (& so they overlap), the focus & coverage of these scans are slightly different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really!: The CT will show spasm or edema ( swelling of the bowel wall) but you need something such as endoscopic studies to rule out any inflammatory disease which is a serious health issue, unlike that of irritable bowel which is also painful but not progress in most cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a CT abdominal & pelvic scan found a 7 mm lung spot on the lower left lung. Radiologist wants a CT lung scan done ?
Upper abdom pain extends to back. us & ct with contrast normal. Liver and pancreas fine. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct scan reassuring?
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