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Normal Ct Scan No Cancer
Not entirely: Ct imaging is useful, but pancreatic cancer can be very difficult to visualize on ct. In fact, even in patients with known pancreatic cancer it's not unheard of for the tumor itself to be poorly or incompletely seen. If there's high suspicion, endoscopy and ultrasound are useful tests. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the organ of interest. This is not uncommon with the ovaries and uterus as us has an advantage. This is same with the breasts as well. As for other organs in the abdomen, sometimes it may depends on the patient's body habitus or lack of intravenous contrast/dye that some finding may not be apparent on ct. ...Read more
Whats better for diagnosing pancreatic cancer.... Ct scan or mri? I've had normal ultrasound and CT scan with contrast. Still worried.
Whats better for diagnosing pancreatic cancer? Ct scan or mri? 34yr male. I've had normal ultrasound and CT scan with contrast. Still worried.
CT, ERCP, MRCP: Thin-slice (3 mm) ct abdomen yields fine detail of pancreatic structures... Blood tests including tumor markers: ca-19-9, ca-15-3, and cea can alert the clinician for ca. Also, ERCP w/ ductal brushings (though its endoscopy) can search for malignancy. Finally, mrcp may add to the clinical picture, but 64-bit ct is slowly encroaching on the former's superiority. ...Read more
See below: Ultrasound may evaluate the ovaries to better advantage when compared to ct. Occasional a small mass in the ovary may not be visible on ct. Also a ct study without contrast (dye) enhancement may not evaluate the ovaries well. ...Read more
Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?
Not likely: Elevated lipase does not suggest lung cancer.If amylase is normal and all the tests you describe are normal.What that means is you do not have gall bladder disease, pancreatitis .If lipase is elevated sometimes only i will not worry follow up with your doctor/gi specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wrong: Ct scanning of the abdomen and pelvis shows the colon, yes, but not subtle mucosal lesions such as early cancer. It shows your internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas in great detail. It also shows your small intestinal and the numerous blood vessels. It can evaluate the connective tissue and fat to uncover inflammatory conditions or infections. ...Read more
Can i exclude cancer?Urq disc.& floating stool.Had normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy(gerd/gastritis).
Sounds Good: But you need to discuss your concerns with your doctor/s. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Incidental finding of rt hiler mass,pet scan showed suspicious for malignancy. Bronchoscope shows no cancer Wednesday.Tissue samples taken.Now what?
Incidentally found high lipase numbers, fluctuates to normal to high. Ct scans contrast, upper gi, ultrasound. Recent mrcp normal. Asymptomatic, no fam history. All 4 gastros say benign condition.
Go w/Gastron benign: A lipase test measures the amount of this enzyme in a blood sample. High amounts of lipase may be found in the blood when the pancreas is damaged or when the tube leading from the pancreas (pancreatic duct) to the beginning of the small intestine is blocked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy normal ct scan normal usg normal abdominal x ray normal all types of blood reports are no gastrits in endcpy now how to detect gi Koch's?
Not sure: What you are referring to by "gi Koch's". From your extensive testing it at least sounds like most life threatening pathologies have been ruled out. What are your bothersome symptoms? ...Read more
A Ct looking for PE,had incidental nodules finding in rt hiler.a 3.5 mass, Pet Scan suggests malignancy and Bronchoscope showed no cancer? Now what?
Confused . Mcrc patient . Old CT scan says no lung lesions . New CT report 4 months after .. "Another upper lobe nodule which remains unchanged "?
The nodule: may not have been commented on in the first scan, but it was noticed in the second CT. When the interpreting radiologist saw the nodule, he probably reviewed the old one and found it there too. A stable nodule is often a good thing in the right context. Talk to your doctor with any questions. ...Read more
Upper abdom pain extends to back. us & ct with contrast normal. Liver and pancreas fine. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. Ct scan reassuring?
Post op seminoma, in r testicle. Pet scan done for suspecious nodes. Pet scan result shows negative for any abnormalility. This means no seminoma?
Surveillance: A negative pet scan means there is no accumulation of cancer cells large enough to be discernible by the pet scanner. There is a resolution limit of about 7mm in size to be seen, some are better now. I am not trying to scare you, but your doctor i'm sure will continue to caution you and continue surveillance for a period of time safe to say you are cancer-free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better for detecting ovarian tumors ultrasound or cat scan, my pelvic ultrasound said solid mass, CT said no mass?
Complimentary: Ct ; ultasound are complimentary imaging modalities. For smaller masses in appropriate location ultrasound may have an advantage especially if done transvaginally. For larger masses ct may have the advantage of not being blocked by bowel gas and being less degraded by large body habitus. More specific info in your case would be helpful. Size of mass? How was the sono done? Ct with oral and IV cont. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i relax about cancer?Urq disc.&occ floating stool.Normal blood/stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, ultrasound and hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gastritis
I'd relax for now: Your pain and stool fat changes sound like gall bladder disease, though proven not present. Was the gerd region biopsied? If so and negative, your comprehensive and perhaps more than appropriate workup shows within the limits of present technology, you don't have a detectable cancer. Longstanding gerd can be a pre-cancerous change over the years however and may warrant future follow-up endoscopy. ...Read more
Ct scan last summer showed no pancreatic mass. 1 yr later is a mass. Tumor markers high. Biopsy showed scar tissue. Is it still pancreatic cancer?
Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?
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