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Does A Pelvic Ct Scan Show Ovarian Caner
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
It could.: Inflammatory changes would show up on a ct scan of an infected uterus, but usually laboratory studies, and the clinical exam would give an idea of this as well. Women with suspected uterine infections (when not pregnant) are usually treated for this with antibiotics. The ct scan may be looking for other sources of infection like appendicitis, or intestinal infections. ...Read more
CT Scan Findings: Ct scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer. Although a ct scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is greatly reduced without the administration of oral contrast. The best diagnostic study for colon cancer or polyps is colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Testicular cancer CT: There is a very good chance a CT scan would indeed see a testicular cancer if present. Late stage testicular cancer can spread into the abdomen and a CT scan would likely reveal those changes. A CT scan may also be able to see the testicles as well. See you doctor if you are worried or have found an abnormality. ...Read more
It could: There are many ways to diagnosis cancer. In reference to the ovary the simplest, safest, and easiest test is a pelvic ultrasound. If the ovary is abnormal it can be followed with serial ultrasounds or an MRI could be perfermormed. That would be the best imaging test. That being said ovarian cancers can be diagnosed with ct but usually it's because the ct was done for some other reason. ...Read more
Not entirely: Ct imaging is useful, but pancreatic cancer can be very difficult to visualize on ct. In fact, even in patients with known pancreatic cancer it's not unheard of for the tumor itself to be poorly or incompletely seen. If there's high suspicion, endoscopy and ultrasound are useful tests. ...Read more
Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?
MAYBE: Although a contrast-enhanced ct--or, better still, a pelvic ultrasound--are preferred methods for visualizing the ovaries, a non-contact ct would likely show nonspecific irregularities of the ovaries. Bottom line: pelvic ultrasound is the best choice for visualizing ovaries. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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