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Can a CT scan detect ovarian cancer?

Can a CT scan detect ovarian cancer?

Need tissue: It can detect a mass but the definitive diagnosis is done by looking at the tissue either taken by biopsy or surgery. ...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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Does an abdominal CT scan show polyps?

Does an abdominal CT scan show polyps?

Sometimes: But not usually. Polyps are usually too small, and ct scan does not distend colon adequately. Best test for colon polyps is colonoscopy by gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan show infection in uterus?

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

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Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

yes: Yes, if it is large enough. Ct will usually detect ovarian cysts 10mm or larger, but an ultrasound is a better way to evaluate the ovaries and does not utilize radiation. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal/pelvic CT scan show colon polyps or cancer?

Can an abdominal/pelvic CT scan show colon polyps or cancer?

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 more

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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

See answer: While ct can certainly identify an ovarian cyst, usually endovaginal us is better suited for this purpose. ...Read more

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Would abdominal/pelvic CT scan show if a male had testicular cancer?

Would abdominal/pelvic CT scan show if a male had testicular cancer?

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

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Do ovarian tumors show up on an abdominal/ pelvic cat scan with contrast?

Do ovarian tumors show up on an abdominal/ pelvic cat scan with contrast?

Yes if big enough: They can be seen if over 2cm. Transvaginal sono is more sensitive. Neither method has been shown to be a useful screening modality for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan show your ovary?

Will  a CT scan show  your ovary?

Yes.: Are you looking for it? It may not be the best test to "look" at your ovary though. ...Read more

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Will an abdominal CT and pelvic with contrast show ovaraian cancer?

Will an abdominal CT and pelvic with contrast show ovaraian cancer?

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

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Does a normal CT scan exclude pancreatic cancer?

Does a normal CT scan exclude pancreatic cancer?

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

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Could a pet scan detect ovarian cancer?

Could a pet scan detect ovarian cancer?

Possibly: If tumor metabolically active will pick up isotope f18 FDG , analog of glucose. Imaging with pet ct will detect abnormality. Most malignant tumors are active, but not all. ...Read more

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Does pelvic CT scan show kidneys?

Does pelvic CT scan show kidneys?

Not usually.: The kidneys are normally seen in the abdomen. However, they can be located in the pelvis. Occaisionally we'll see a part of the kidneys depending on where they're located on a pelvic ct scan. ...Read more

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Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?

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 more

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Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

It can: If the cancer is advanced or particularly invasive it will show on a CT. Better diagnostic tool for this might be an upper endoscopy instead. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan always show iup kidney stones?

Does a CT scan always show iup kidney stones?

Not always: This does depend on the size of the kidney stone and the way the study is performed. Suffice it to say almost always ...Read more

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What can a pelvic CT scan show that an ultrasound doesnt?

A few things: Better look at bowel, enlarged lymph nodes, areas of infection, and all the bones. Also better characterizes many abnormalities seen on ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal/pelvic CT scan incidentally detect colon cancer or polyps?

Can an abdominal/pelvic CT scan incidentally detect colon cancer or polyps?

Incidental: An abdominal ct scan may incidentally demonstrate the suspicion of a fairly large colon cancer but not small lesions or polyps. A conclusive diagnosis of colon cancer requires a tissue diagnosis by biopsy. ...Read more

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Ct Scan (Definition)

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