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Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?

Would a CT with contrast diagnose a gallbladder or pancrease (pancrelipase) issue? Or are ultrasounds possibly an endoscopy better at finding problems?

US for GB, CT panc: CT is much better for pancreas evaluation because overlying bowel gas limits US visualization in most patients. Because 90% of gallstones are made of cholesterol, they don't show up on CT. Ultrasound is moderately better at detecting acute cholecystitis. CT is much better for pancreatitis or pancreatis. Routine fiber optic endoscopy has no role. Endoscopic US is not a screening exam. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Had a CT scan to determine the surgical procedure for repairing an adnomial hernia. The scan showed a moderate inflammed pancrease (pancrelipase). What is this?

"Inflammed pancreas": "inflammed pancreas" as seen on ct as you described means you possibly have pancreatitis (injury to the pancreas). Not sure if you have any symptoms such pain, nausea, vomiting. To diagnosed acute pancreatitis, you need to have clinical abdominal pain, abnormal labs (pancreatic enzymes), and ct results. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What would be your diagnosis of a lot of blood in the stool two days after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

What would be your diagnosis of a lot of blood in the stool  two days after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

GI bleed : In general any type Scope test can cause a tear or other complications that cause G.I. bleeding.When this happens go to emergency room this can be serious or fatal ...Read more

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Does endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography work?

Absolutely: An ERCP is a test used to diagnose obstructions of the bile duct system. Sometimes an ERCP can be used to dislodge a gallstone stuck in the main bile duct. Sometimes a stent can be placed via ERCP into the main bile duct to relieve pressure as in an obstructing cancer. Ercp is one of the truly amazing advances endoscopic medicine has allowed. ...Read more

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Is the magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography a risky thing to do?

Is the magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography a risky thing to do?

No: Mrcp is a safe procedure that involves exposure to a powerful magnetic field, . As long as you do not a heart pacemaker, aneurysm surgical clips in the brain, spinal stimulator devices, or any other reason why going into a MRI machine is unsafe for you, then you will be safe. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography done?

Nope!: Mrcp is extremely safe and completely non-invasive. You usually don't even need to have contrast injected. You will essentially be slid into a tunnel (the MRI machine) which will whir and make loud noises but you will not feel anything. If you have claustrophobia, you may want to ask your physician for some anti-anxiety medications to take just before the mri. ...Read more

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Where can I get a endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp) done?

Ercp avail: You can get enoscopicretrograd3e cholangiopancreatography if indicated at any medical center that haqs board certified GI endoiscopists. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


Cta (Definition)

Radiology concerned this refers to computed tomography angiography. See radiologyinfo.Org for more info. Safe test. Gives ...Read more