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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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Will a CT of the abdomen and pelvis show imaging of the hips, specifically, if there is something compressing a nerve in the hips?

Will a CT of the abdomen and pelvis show imaging of the hips, specifically, if there is something compressing a nerve in the hips?

An Abd/pelvis CT: likely includes at least partial visualization of the hips, and could potentially detect some abnormalities in that region. However, since the exam was not specifically tailored to look at the hips, and moreover CT is not usually the study of choice to evaluate the hips(MRI is), I wouldn't rely on a pelvic CT to rule out hip abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is there any imaging (CT, etc) that will show if a TT muscle repair has become loose? I'm 2 yrs. post op TT/MR. Tummy is bulgy. No medical issues

Is there any imaging (CT, etc) that will show if a TT muscle repair has become loose? I'm 2 yrs. post op TT/MR. Tummy is bulgy. No medical issues

MRI: An MRI Scan has the best chance of evaluating muscle and tendon integrity. However, a clinical exam by a qualified physician may be able to tell you without a scan. Try to get in touch with the surgeon who performed your procedure. ...Read more

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My CT abdomen with contrast result says mild fatty liver. My liver function tests were normal. I am overweight though, anything to be concern of?

My CT abdomen with contrast result says mild fatty liver.  My liver function tests were normal. I am overweight though, anything to be concern of?

CT Abdomen: Why did you have the CT scan? Having a fatty liver and being over weight is of concern and you should have a complete evaluation with your care giver about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What tests exist for diagnosing abdomen pain besides a CT of abdomen/pelvis?

What tests exist for diagnosing abdomen pain besides a CT of abdomen/pelvis?

Other imaging tests: include ultrasound and MRI. Occasionally upper GI series is useful, but it has been largely replaced by endoscopy. Nuclear medicine tests include HIDA scan. Abdominal xrays have a limited role. ...Read more

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In regards to your advise to me earlier today, would a CT of the pelvic & abdomen be a good test for my md to order?

Confusing question: You must assume the site is a chat room.It is not.Questions are not linked so each one you submit must have background enough to support your question. This does not.Please start over. ...Read more

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If both metanephrine fractionated tests were abnormal, what is the likihood the ct of the abdomen and pelvis being abnormal. Was done w/wo contrast.

If both metanephrine fractionated tests were abnormal, what is the likihood the ct of the abdomen and pelvis being abnormal. Was done w/wo contrast.

Likely abnormal: If both metanephrines were abnormal, you are likely to have an abnormality in your adrenal gland; this is likely to show up on imaging. A CT of the abdomen should demonstrate such abnormality. ...Read more

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Pain in under below lower left ribs above the abdomen since 2 mnnts which comes n goes most of the time.Go for a ct, MRI or sonography?Any blood test?

Pain in under below lower left ribs above the abdomen since 2 mnnts which comes n goes most of the time.Go for a ct, MRI or sonography?Any blood test?

Probably : Constipation. The only organ tucked under those ribs that you would feel in the front is the spleen which would be felt on physical exam. The colon is there too and if you are constipated caused pain there. To be constipated you can go everyday but poops are usually not like bananas but round, hard, and cause straining. If you have it try miralax(store brand ok) ;eat4fruits, 5 veggies8 waters a d. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, wave & back near kidney, gone for CT scan and results are normal & negative but in culture test find: klebsiella species.Hlep me

Pain in lower abdomen, wave & back near kidney, gone for CT scan and results are normal & negative but in culture test find: klebsiella species.Hlep me

Abdominal Pain: If you had a positive urine culture, treatment of that possible infection is a good place to start. Take a probiotic with any antibiotic. If this doesn't improve your symptoms there are many possibilities for abdominal pain including stress, gluten sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease etc. An evaluation by a qualified professional may be helpful. ...Read more

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I was not given a kidney function test before an abdomen CT scan last Wednesday. Now, my left lower back hurts...should I be concerned?

Yes and no: It is unlikely that your pain is related to contrast induced nephropathy. However, if you are concerned, then you should ask your doctor to do renal function tests. Either way, if your pain persists, I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal tenderrnes docs say unsure y gall.Removed in june pain present before. Colonoscopy upper GI CT small bowel fine. Tests needed?

Upper right abdominal tenderrnes docs say unsure y gall.Removed in june pain present before. Colonoscopy upper GI CT small bowel fine. Tests needed?

R up. quad. tender.: Ercp, or a barium swallow. The first is similar to an endoscopy, but goes all the way to the ducts where your gallbladder once was, done under sedation..Information this would give you would be: is the motility of the ducts ok, as sometimes stents are required to keep the ducts open.A barium swallow , can be done as outpatient as well, and can give you insight about the anatomy of your GI track. ...Read more

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Mom has CT for abdomen they gave her 2 prep kit to take one before bed the other tomorr my question can she take regular meds (hbp, diabeties) b4 test?

Mom has CT for abdomen they gave her 2 prep kit to take one before bed the other tomorr my question can she take regular meds (hbp, diabeties) b4 test?

Depends: Patients on oral diabetic medicine should withhold there medication if they are given IV contrast until they have their renal function evaluated after they have the exam. Usually the next day. Diabetic meds (not insulin) are cleared by the kidneys. Poor renal function can cause a dangerous accumulation of med level in their blood. Bp meds should be continued as usual. ...Read more

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Fluid in abdomen and right lung. If ascitis, what tests do? Colonoscopy normal. CT normal (just show fluid). Barium normal. Severe ab pain. FBC normal

Fluid in abdomen and right lung. If ascitis, what tests do? Colonoscopy normal. CT normal (just show fluid). Barium normal. Severe ab pain. FBC normal

Complicated: There are several reasons to have ascites. The first could be liver failure from various reasons , including alcoholism, drug toxicity etc. could be right heat failure or generized edema from kidney failure . Continue follow-up with your doctor. Fluid should be removed to help with diagnosis and give you relief. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan that read I had a few shotty mesenteric lymph nodes in my right lower abdomen quadrant. All tests came back neg what could this be?

I had a CT scan that read I had a few shotty mesenteric lymph nodes in my right lower abdomen quadrant. All tests came back neg what could this be?

It is a: non specific description of the lymph nodes. There are numerous conditions that could cause mildly enlarged lymph nodes. It also may be that they are normal for you. A more precise description of the lymph nodes, e.g. the size and number of them, might be more useful. In any case, it is likely that they are of no concern, but speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Male, age 60; Symptoms: right flank pain + bloated abdomen CT abdomen says 1.3cm Hypervascular lesion on pancreas tail. More tests next week?

Male, age  60; Symptoms:  right flank pain + bloated abdomen  CT abdomen says 1.3cm Hypervascular lesion on pancreas tail.  More tests next week?

F/U with your Doctor: This problem (a lesion on your pancreas) needs to be addressed in the office by a knowledgeable Dr. Their are too many possible issues for the internet to be the proper forum to resolve this issue. The lesion on the pancreas might not have anything to do with your bloated abdomen (or it could). Place your care in the hands of a physician you trust. ...Read more

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