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Does A Ct Scan Show Liver Damage
Yes: A ct scan of the abodmen provides images that show your entire contents as though you were sliced in two at a given point. While no test shows everything, it shows the bones, soft tissues, organs, intestines, etc., so any issues identifiable by the ct scan can be read by a qualified radiologist and reported to your doctor. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Ct scan shows several hyperdense lesions scattered through my liver, which are "too small to characterize." what should I do now?
Get Ultrasound: When it is small, ct cannot characterize them then ultrasound might help. ...Read more
CT of the liver: Can show tumors, cirrhosis, bile duct problems, and overall size. Hepatitis (liver inflammation) can sometimes be suggested by the presence of fluid (edema) around the portal vessels but blood liver function tests are the standard by which liver inflammation is diagnosed. ...Read more
Could be many things: Hepatomegaly is the medical term for an enlarged liver. The ct scan can rule out the presence of liver tumors or really severe liver disease like cirrhosis, but many other types of disease that cause hepatomegaly won't be visible on the ct scan. Additional blood tests might help narrow down the list of possible causes. ...Read more
A 9mm hyper vascular lesion showed up on a recent ct scan, but did not show up on my liver ultrasound last fall? Is this normal?
Yes: Some things do not show up on both types of scans. They may choose to repeat the CT san in 6 months to follow the lesion. ...Read more
Ct scan of adomen with & without contrast shows 4mm cyst right lobe of liver, 9mm cyst left lobe of liver & 7mm left kydney. What should I do?
Personal provider: See your personal provider to further evaluate the cause. ...Read more
Liver pain started after a month into a half marathon training program. CT Scan shows a mildly fatty liver. Could the exercise be inflaming my liver?
Exercise: Unlikely exercise causes liver inflamation. It may cause stetching of capsule causing irritation and discomfort. ...Read more
I didn't mention, my CT scan in 2008 said fatty liver but mass lesion is difficult to exclude, 2012, it said liver does not show any definite lesion?
Fatty liver common: Fatty liver occurs in about 1/4 of americans, & correlates with obesity, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, significant alcohol intake. Fatty liver can progress to cirrhosis, so patients with fatty liver (especially if abnormal liver tests) really need to: stop drinking, lose weight, control their sugar & cholesterol. So far so good with your x-ray in that tumors are not described on current films. ...Read more
Ct scan shows elevated right hemidiaphragm with enlarged liver in 56yr old man. What conditions could cause this?
If a CT scan shows an enlarged liver up to 20cm demonstrating a stable too small to characterize hepatic dome hypodensity what does this mean?
The are numerous: Causes of liver enlargement including infection/inflammation, fatty infiltration, metabolic disturbances, cardiac dysfunction, and deposition/storage diseases. Not enough info to venture a guess here. As far as the "too small to characterize" lesion, the vast majority of these incidental lesions are benign cysts or hemangiomas that require no treatment. ...Read more
Had a CT enterography done to look for crohn's, and it showed subcentimeter lesions (likely cysts) on my liver and kidneys. Concerning that these didn't show on a CT scan I had done a year and a half ago? Or could they grow in that time?
Cysts: Possible they were not mentioned. You should ask your doctor to recheck the scan. Cysts of solid organs are not uncommon and usually benign. Following with an ultrasound in 6 months or so would be way to recheck. ...Read more
Why would a utrasound show a fatty liver but a week before I had a CT scan & it only showed a small cyst on the lower lobe of the liver.
If. Some body have osephgeal varices and. Normal liver function normal alpha protien is normal. And CT scan show mass in liver. Ap and portal or 12m?
Complex issue: Cirrhotics should have careful surveillance for the development of hepatoma. Recommend you find a hepatologist whom you trust and follow the appropriate guidelines. ...Read more
Mcrc patient. Cea before chemo was 65, after round 1-80, after round 2-55, after round 3-40 But ct scan shows increase in size in liver lesions? Can this happen?
Yes: The CEA level is not always reliable in judging whether therapy for colorectal cancer is successful or not. It is just one tool, just as the scans are. You should rely on the judgment of your oncologist as to how your therapy is doing for you. Good luck. ...Read more
CT Scan shows "Lobulated non enhancing hypodense Lesion noted at 2nd segment of left lobe of liver 4*3.6cm in size (Arterial phase). Next step pls?
3 CT scans, 2 show 2 bilobed liver cysts on rit side, 3rd CT scan shows one on rt, one on the left? Was told no change, odd? Or error MD won't call
Liver cysts: It sounds like you have 2 and remaining the same size. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your results and further plans. Often better communication for you in person rather than phone call. All the best. ...Read more
What is a gb-ct scan for? The tech said it would show how radiation dye go through liver gallbladder to lower intestinal track
HIDA SCAN?: You are probably referring to a hida (disida) scan - a nuclear imaging study that evaluates the health & function of the gallbladder. A radioactive tracer is injected in a vein, then allowed to circulate to the liver, where it is excreted into the biliary system and stored by the gallbladder. If gallbladder is healthy its usually visualized within 1 hour of injection. ...Read more
What would an abdominal CT scan show that an US wouldn't? RUQ discomfort under ribs. Had liver bloodwork 4 months ago, all normal. US came back normal
Rib fractures: CT could show a variety of things not seen on an US. The most likely would be rib fractures. Also, a CT is likely to note more suble changes of inflammation, and lymph adenopathy. Plus, the CT should provide a nice look at the pancreas which is often difficult to see on US ...Read more
I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on 7/22/12, removed 7/25/12. Blood work good, CT scan shows 4mm, 6mm, 12mm spot on liver, your thoughts, MRI 10/9?
My dad is 53 years old and in good shape. He was diagnosed with stage 4 secondary liver cancer; the primary is still unknown. He has had a CT scan, an endoscopy, and a colonoscopy done. Will a pet scan show something more?
I have sharp pain below my left shoulder. X-ray, CT scan, and EKG show nothing but small cysts on liver and kidneys. Where could pain radiate from?
Systematic workup: Pain under left shoulder could come from several causes. Your doctor should take a detailed history and physical exam, then order appropriate tests. ...Read more
I have hep c that is geno type 1 and recent ALT of 213 and AST of 101 w/recent CT scan shows enlarged liver and spleen. What can I do?
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
May not.: Need ct of abdomen and pelvis or ct pelvis only to see uterus and ovaries. Testicles not always seen on these tests. Can see prostate and seminal vessicles however. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more
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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