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Can CT scan and MRI of pelvis and abdomen also gather images of the interior colon?

Can CT scan and MRI of pelvis and abdomen also gather images of the interior colon?

CT Colongraphy: A special ct with bowel cleansing and gentle inflation of the colon can provide an excellent view of the inside of the colon. This specific protocol is called ct colonography, and not every imaging center or hospital can perform it well. Ask about special reviewing software, and how many ct colonographies performed per week. ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Magnetic resonance imaging named for the effects of the strong magnetic field upon the atomic and molecular phase or spin and the image created when that magnetic field is altered and the excited particle changes gibing off a signal that is recorded and interpreted by a complex computer algorithm, ...Read more


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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. ...Read more

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Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast means what?

Ct scan abdomen/pelv: It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and thats why he/she ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does a cat scan image of the abdomen and pelvis reveal?

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

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What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info. ...Read more

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Pain on palpatation in llq of abdomen at the hip bone. Have CT of ab/pelvis w&w/o contrast scheduled. What can this be ?

Pain on palpatation in llq of abdomen at the hip bone. Have CT of ab/pelvis w&w/o contrast scheduled. What can this be ?

Various problems: This might be a soft tissue problem and these studies might not detect. An hernia is a consideration; so is an hip or sacroiliac joint disorder. A thorough physical exam is in needed. Early cancer, when it is undetected, usually does not hurt. ...Read more

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Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more

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Can CT scan of the abdomen detect stomach cancer?

Can CT scan of the abdomen detect stomach cancer?

Sometimes : In advanced stages, yes. But best test is upper GI endoscopy with biopsy. Get to a GI specialist for this study if your doctor suspects gastric neoplasm. ...Read more

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Can a chest xray show the lt upper quadrant of abdomen?

Can a chest xray show the lt upper quadrant of abdomen?

Sometimes: A portion of abdomen is included usually on chest exam. However imaging information seen varies according to how much of abdomen included. ...Read more

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What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

Solid/hollow organs: Barium outlines GI tract; IV contrast helps outline solid organs. Expect to get views of stomach, duodenum, small bowel, colon, rectum; liver, spleen, , gall bladder/bile ducts, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate or uterus, tubes, ovaries, vagina, lymph nodes, arteries, veins, assorted muscles. Generally get a view of diaphragm, lower lungs, pleura, spine, pelvis. More stuff. ...Read more

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My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

My CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis showed sclerosis on both sides of the SI joints, indicating sacroiltis. Is this indicative of multiple sclerosis?

Of course not: "Sclerosis" is a general term that refers to pathological hardening of tissue due especially to calcification or overgrowth of fibrous tissue. In the CNS, where there is no fibrous tissue, it refers to an analogous process of tissue degeneration. Multiple sclerosis by definition occurs only in the CNS, not in joints. This sort of information is readily obtainable from a quick web search. ...Read more

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Ultrasound of abdomen showed 1.2cm dark spot in the right lobe of liver. CT scan done without contrast, inconclusive. Do I need a CT with contrast?

It depends: what kind of "dark spot" it is. If it is a benign cyst, nothing more may need to be done. If it is indeterminate, you may need a contrast enhanced ct or mri for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a full abdominal ultrasound and a double contrast CT scan miss cancer in the liver or any part of the abdomen?

Can a full abdominal ultrasound and a double contrast CT  scan miss cancer in the liver or any part of the abdomen?

Yes: That sounds like a pretty comprehensive battery of tests, so unlikely it will miss a tumor but of course there is always room for both false positive and false negative exams. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed cystic changes in the area of the head of the pancreas. Had MRI yesterday what could it br?

Ct scan showed cystic changes in the area of the head of the pancreas.  Had MRI yesterday   what could it br?

Benign or malignant: Cystic changes in the head of the pancreas is nonspecific. Most likely the finding his benign; however, cystic neoplasms do exist. Close follow-up maybe adequate initially. Ultimately it maybe necessary to do a biopsy. ...Read more

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Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast the best test for stomach cancer?

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast the best test for stomach cancer?

May not: Be the beat choice, but can be one test performed. The ct scan may show stomach thickening but that finding can be non-apecific. Beat option is endoscopy and biopsy of the stomach. ...Read more

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Abnormal CT scan of chest what could this be? Ct scan of chest

Abnormal CT scan of chest what could this be? Ct scan of chest

Need more info: All that we can tell u from the little info in your question is that it is not normal. That could mean anything from some slight changes that are of no concern all the way to serious problems related to any organ in your chest. Ask the md who ordered it to explain the findings. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan of the abdominal area show small intestine cancer?

Rare: Small intestine cancer is rare. It would not readily be seen on ct scan unless it were fairly advanced & large in size. ...Read more