what does a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis show

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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

What does a ct scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

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all abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.org for good info.
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Dr. Michael Korona answered:

Whar does a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis show?

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Will CT scan abdomen pelvis show ulcer?

Possible,

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maybe, but an Upper GI series with barium is better, and endoscopy is the best way to look for an ulcer.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

Can you see bone cancer in the hips from a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis?

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CT scan shows the normal anatomy of all the structures examined although it is not the best test for Hip cancer which is best seen with a CT scan or MRI scan of the pelvis with a focus on the bones.
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Can a CT Scan of the abdomen/pelvis without contrast detect colon cancer and ulcers?

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CT scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer or ulcers. Although a CT scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is greatly reduced without the administration of oral contrast. Ulcers are typically not seen on CT scan. The best diagnostic study for both of these would be an endoscopy and colonoscopy.
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Please help, how much radiation does a ct scan of the pelvis and abdomen combine have?

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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.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Can stool in the colon obstruct the view or impact the results of a CT scan of the abdomen /pelvis?

Not usually.

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Depends upon what one is looking for. The ordering physician and radiologist collaborate to use the proper protocol to get the images they need. Sometimes this requires drinking contrast and/or having contrast injected.
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke answered:

How accurate is a CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis in detecting pancreatic cancer? I had a normal/clean CT scan, but, I'm worried something was missed.

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The abdominal CT is actually quite good at picking up masses in the pancreas. If there's a questionable area, but not able to be declared on the CT, it can be repeated with a targeted technique called pancreatic protocol. If your CT is normal, you should be OK. Good luck.
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What is a ct scan of the chest/abdomen/ and pelvis normally looking for?

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Trauma, infection and malignancy (cancer) are the most common reasons to do all three at the same time. Doing the test doesn't mean you have the diseases, but the doctors are usually concerned about those three things when they order that set of tests.
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Had a ct scan of abdomen,pelvis all was fine even appendix, but mine was removed 30 years ago.

Appendiceal Stump

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One possibility is CT visualization of an Apendiceal Stump. This is a residual appendix from incomplete appendectomy most commonly occurs when the appendix is removed prophylactically during another operation with poor visualisation through a distant incision. Also, if appendicitis is complicated by an abscess that surrounds the appendix, inadequate removal can occur leaving a residual stump.
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