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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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Do ct scans with no contrast always miss tumors in the cerebellum?

Do ct scans with no contrast always miss tumors in the cerebellum?

Not always: Brain CT scans without contrast do not always miss cerebellar tumors. A tumor whose density is different from that of its adjacent brain tissue, or whose size is such that it pushes away adjacent brain tissue (distorting the normal shapes and outlines) will likely be visible even on noncontrast scans. ...Read more

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Would a contrast CT scan detect cyst or tumors in ovaries ?

Would a contrast CT scan detect cyst or tumors in ovaries ?

Ovarian cyst: A ct of abdomen and pelvis would see a cyst/tumor/growth/mass on ovaries over 1 cm in size. Transvaginal ultrasound is better for defining the characteristics of the ovarian cyst/tumor/growth/mass. ...Read more

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Would colon cancer show up in a abdominal CT scan ?

Would colon cancer show up in a abdominal CT scan ?

Sometimes: On regular ct. Seen better on ct colonography. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Tumors and HTN: 40 F asks: Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area? ANS: Yes but these diseases are very rare and variable recommend you see a team that specializes it in your area one of the best is in Houston at the big cancer center. ...Read more

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What can a hip/pelvic CT scan show that a MRI cannot? (dr ordered bilateral hip/pelvic CT scan 2x45min in machine-worried about radiation)

What can a hip/pelvic CT scan show that a MRI cannot? (dr ordered bilateral hip/pelvic CT scan 2x45min in machine-worried about radiation)

The CT: Gives fine detail about the bones of the pelvis and hips. If your doctor is worried about arthritis or femoral-acetabular impingement this may give more information. Best to ask your doctor and relay your concerns. ...Read more

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Can 2 CT scans with contrast miss anything wrong in the abdomen and pelvis?

Yes: Every test has limitations. The ct scans may not have found the problem, but they have likely eliminated some possibilities. If you have had 2 ct scans and the symptoms persist, follow up with you doctor to determine if any other tests are needed. ...Read more

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Are there any doctors in small towns who do the 64 CT heart scan?

Are there any doctors in small towns who do the 64 CT heart scan?

Yes: There are many small towns that have this technology available. ...Read more

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Can CT scan miss mass in the abdomen?

Can CT scan miss mass in the abdomen?

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

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Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.

Would advanced colon cancer show up on a CT scan of my abdomen ? Reg CT scan not virtual colonoscopy.

Imaging/biopsy: The imaging modality of ct scan could show findings that would be concerning for cancer, mass around your colon, enlarged lymph nodes in the same area. However, the diagnosis is made at biopsy, a piece of the mass under the microscope of a pathologist. Often the ct scan leads to the biopsy. Good luck, it is important to get the evaluation completed. ...Read more

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Can 2 CT scans with contrasr miss anything wrong in the GI tract ?

Yes: There can be structural, infectious and metabolic problems within the intestine and liver that are missed by ct scans. Blood work, physical examination, dietary changes, and stool cultures will determine if direct visualization by scope is necessary. ...Read more

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Which is better at evaluating complex renal cysts in children - CT scan or mri? Is the bosniak scale used in children?

Which is better at evaluating complex renal cysts in children - CT scan or mri? Is the bosniak scale used in children?

Reasonable F/U...: Either one should be sufficient for evaluation after suspecting cystic lesion in kidneys of children, which can be categorized with bosniak system. After that, no further ct or MRI is needed but annual renal us in 1 yr for 1-2 times. If stable and asymptomatic with normal us, further study is usually unnecessary. Of course, beware of unwanted radiation to the children. ...Read more

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Any doctors in california experienced in performing a transabdominal cerclage?

Any doctors in california experienced in performing a transabdominal cerclage?

MFMs : There are many. Try university-based maternal fetal medicine docs. If you're in pasadena, check usc. Also uc irvine. ...Read more

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I had a MRI and a CT scan both contrast. Info on both are different, lymph nodes in abdominal show in CT scan but normal in mri. Which is more realiab?

MRI: Gives better resolution of soft tissue and ct scanning is more useful for bone. I would trust the MRI results but best to ask the physician ordering the tests. ...Read more

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I see ENT next week, and i'm wanting CT scan done, do most ENT offices do CT scans in their office?

I see ENT next week, and i'm wanting CT scan done, do most ENT offices do CT scans in their office?

No: Most will send you either to a hospital or imaging center for this test. The test is read byt a radiologist although your ENT may look at it himself. ...Read more

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Why wouldn't you use CT scans to detect cancer in everyone?

Why wouldn't you use CT scans to detect cancer in everyone?

What you are looking: Every radiology test like ct mri, angiograms, radio isotope scans, sonograms, pet scans, sonograms etc has a specific indication. All cancers cannot be detected by ct alone, for scattered small deposits of tumor( metastatic) pet scan is used, some of the bone tumors MRI is better, costs risks& benefits to be considered finally physiology and physics of tumor decides which is needed. ...Read more

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Would an abdominal + pelvic CT scan with contrast see impacted stool in the colon?

Would an abdominal + pelvic CT scan with contrast see impacted stool in the colon?

Yes: The CT of the abdomen and pelvis will be very good for looking for fecal impaction. Sometimes digital examination can detect it. On occasion the impaction may be beyond the reach of the finger ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect cancers in the endocervix?

Can transvaginal ultrasound detect cancers in the endocervix?

Biopsy: Transvaginal ultrasound is not designed to detect endocervical cancer. An early lesion may not produce enough structural change to be picked up ultrasound. If there is any reason to suspect endocervical cancer, curettings, or biopsy of the canal should be tested by a pathologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more