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How Long Does A Ct Scan Of Abdomen And Pelvis Take
Variable: The actual reading time for a ct depends on how complicated the findings are, but around 20-30 minutes. However, the imaging center may perform many many scans per day, so it may take a while before your study is read. Turn around time for a routine exam is usually a day or two. Again, this varies from one imaging center to the next. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the ct. ...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
Radiation : It depends on the machine that is being used and the size of the patient. A skinny patient with a newer machine can be as little as 5-7 msv. Hey older machine with a larger patient can be as much as 20 msv. You should ask for the type of machine and see if they have the newest technology such as asir on ge machines... But so you know a average airline pilot dads 20 to 25 msv of radiation a year from being a pilot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Less tha an hour: And probably more like 30 -40 minutes, maybe not even this long. I think it has to do with how new the machine is. Some very new machines have faster acquisition times. The radiologist should be able to provide a more exact answer as to the length of time for this imaging test. ...Read more
L spine: It will show the lower thoracic vertebrae, the lower ribs, the lumbar vertebrae, and the bones of the pelvis (depending on whether or not the pelvis is included in the scan)- usually it is ordered as a ct abdomen + pelvis, but sometimes a ct of the abdomen only is ordered. ...Read more
Too much to list. : See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Especially is you drank contrast.Get a more detailed answer ›
24 hours: In a patient with normal renal function, contrast should be out of your system within 24 hours. ...Read more
I had a CT scan of the pelvis and abdomen, will that show anything wrong with my stomach aswell, which organs can be seen in a abdominal CT scan?
Let's see: The bottom of your lungs usually, stomach,liver,gallbladder,pancreas,spleen, intestines,kidneys and the tubes that drain them, adrenal glands,bladder,lymph nodes when enlarged,ovaries and uterus if female, prostate and scrotum/testicles if male. And of course, large veins and arteries. Be aware that hollow organs are not really well visualized on CTs ...Read more
It shouldn't: Contrast enhanced ct scans are not a risk for brain cancer. In fact more tumors have been cured by finding them early with ct scans and mris than have ever been caused. There was a scare with ct angiograms at one time because a few machines gave large doses of radiation. For the most part, this is no longer the case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No it does not.: You have to specify that you need the Breast area studied. ...Read more
A CAT scan: With contrast provides 3d slices of all of the organs, today every 3mm, and these can be reconstructed to provide coronal (front to back) and saggital (right to left from the side) views. These were developed 40 years ago and incredibly changed medicine. ...Read more
Very fast: Today's high speed scanners work very quickly. This exam should take around 10 minutes at the most. ...Read more
MRI: Varies with the technique, but may take about an hour. ...Read more
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