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Is The Abdominal Pelvic Ct Scan
In general, NO: A ct scan involves radiation, which is of minimal risk although pregnant women should probably delay nonemergent ct. "dye" or contrast as we call it, is also very low risk, however certain people have "contrast allergies" which can range from hives/itching all the way to catastrophic swelling and blood pressure loss which can lead to death. If you have severe allergies, tell your doctor before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A variety: of anatomic, inflammatory, neoplastic, metabolic, functional abnormalities. The question is to broad to adequately answer. Do you have a specific symptom or concern? ...Read more
Several things: It looks for abnormalities of bowel/solid organs, enlarged lymph nodes, kidney stones, possible areas of infection, artery/vein abnormalities, abdomen/pelvic fluid collections, uterus/ovaries/bladder, and all the surrounding muscles and bones. List of possibilities is too long to give here. ...Read more
Standard ct scan: This refers to a ct scan that covers from the diaphragm to the upper legs. This also refers to contrast "dye" injected in your IV during the scan. The contrast allows the radiologist to tell between things that are normal or not normal in the abdomen. Common reasons for this test include appendicitis, diverticulitis, cancer, and trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, ...: Megacolon is suspected in patients with constipation of very long duration, abdominal bloating +/- pain, palpable fecal mass; this is chronic. At times, it can be acute & toxic. Imaging studies of CT scan with/without contrast + barium sulfate confirmed the diagnosis. For future events of health concern, follow the instruction in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
Can an abdominal/pelvic CT scan with and without contrast effect sperm or cause the patient to become sterile?
Is barium poisoning possible from drinking barium sulfate suspension for abdominal/pelvic CT scan?
I had 1 abdominal pelvic CT scan about 5 months ago. I am now noticing very tiny clear bumps on my chest and some on my abdomen. They don't itch or hurt. Could this be caused from the radiation?
Yes: Lymph nodes are evident on a CT study if they are 1 cm or larger in size ...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 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
Would a regular abdominal/Pelvic CT scan with contrast reveal a large tumour in the colon causing severe constipation?
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