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How Accurate Are Ct Scans
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
How accurate are CT scans? Is it possible that the doctor could mistake my ovary for something else in a CT scan? I had one done and he said the CT scan showed a low density structure in my proximal sigmoid colon as well as a mass in my right pelvis.
How accurate would 2 CT scans 1 of them pancreatic protocall at finding pancreas cancer?Thank you very much
How accurate is a CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis in detecting pancreatic cancer? I had a normal/clean CT scan, but, i'm worried something was missed.
A solid test: The abdominal ct is actually quite good at picking up masses in the pancreas. If there's a questionable area, but not able to be declared on the ct, it can be repeated with a targeted technique called pancreatic protocol. If your ct is normal, you should be ok. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: The reported sensitivity of helical ct in revealing pancreatic carcinoma is high, ranging between 89% and 97%. ...Read more
OnlyAfterLongEnough: Atherosclerosis, known to start ~age 7 on average, & microcalcifications (within artery wall smooth muscle cells just outside the plaque) can be seen with a microscope & ca+2 stains within early years but are too small to see with any current ct machines. These may become visible by the best ct machines by early 30's, 2 decades later but typically a decade before obvious clinical events & symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I had a cat scan when I was 20 and it show no tumors etc would I need another one? how accurate are cat scans
May or may not: CAT scan is very accurate to detect any growths inside our body but it will only pick up growths that are 1cm or larger. The only reason to do a CT scan would be if you have any indication /symptoms that make tumor is a possible cause. Your doctor will need to check you first and determine if the CAT is needed or not indicated if you have NO symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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