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What Does An Ultrasound Show That A Ct Cant
Better details: The resolution, details shown, on ct is more effective than that of ultrasound. Ultrasound shows liquids e.g. Cysts and effusion better and is cheaper but in obese patients ultrasound has limited penetration. Accordingly, ultrasound, in these patients, is usually replaced by ct that views fatty tissues better and penetrates as deep as needed for better resolution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more
More info: Each imaging modality can be optimized to help learn more about diseases and help answer questions your for your doctor and you. For example, ultrasound is good at looking at the gallbladder; ct can show bleeding in the brain; MRI can show an acute stroke or find masses in the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Images of the body: Ultrasound, ct, and MRI are three different types of imaging procedures which allow the radiologist see what's going on in your body. Each modality has it's own strengths, weaknesses, and indications. The best use of each is guided by the radiologist. The radiologist interprets at the images and provides a report to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will appendix fecalith shows in ultrasound because the recent showed no previous with CT showed yes?
Can you still have stones if CT and ultrasound didn't didn't show any in the gallbladder? Mine is functioning at 9%. Is pain the same?
Biliary Dyskinesia: Ct is not the best study for detecting gallstones. Even an ultrasound, which is the best non-invasive study for detecting gallstones, can sometimes miss stones which are impacted in the neck of the gallbladder. A gallbladder ejection fraction of 9% is abnormal (normal is 35% and greater). It is likely that your symptoms are from gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr thinks my cancer might be back. Going to send me for an ultrasound. Will that show the cancer? I've always had ct's in the past.
May hold true: Recurrent and metastatic disease is common problem with malignancies. When matrix metalloproteinase develops it produces small e-cadherin inducing spread of tumor. Depending on the type of lesion one looks for lung, liver, bone and other areas. The most effective study is the PET/CAT that will demonstrate most sites of spread. For potential therapy. ...Read more
Few 4mm in right, and few 3mm in left pole of kidneys, shows only on ultrasound and not CT scan? Why?
Cysts: It sounds like you are talking about cysts by the measurements. If you had an ultrasound where cysts were seen, drs usually order a ct scan to confirm. Ultrasound is very sonographer dependent. This is why a more objective test like the ct scan is ordered. Most cysts are considered "incidentalomas" meaning they were found, but are not clinically significant. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37, CT shows R adnexa clustered cysts or multiseptated cystic lesion. 2.9 x 2.3 x 3.4 cm. No pain. Ct done unrelated reasons-should I get ultrasound?
No: Ct and ultrasound does not "always" show kidney stones. The resolution may not be sensitive enough to see very small stones less than 2 to 3 mm. Depending on the thickness of the images on the ct scan, a stone may be potentially missed between the images taken by the ct scanner. Ultrasound may also over-read or miss very small stones as well. Overall though, the detection rate is still very hi. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It would show up if: An ovarian cyst would show up on a ct scan as long as you had a scan of your abdomen and pelvis, and the cyst was large. Very small cysts would not be obvious on ct. Ultrasound is generally considered a better imaging modality for ovarian cysts, because it exposes the patient to less radiation and is a cheaper test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound said I had an loop bowel but CT scan didn't show it up, I'm in content pain please help?
Pain on left kidney. Ct scan shows nothing and ultrasound shows mild hydronephrosis. What would cause this?
UPJ stenosis: Ultrasound may detect early obstruction better than ct, and sometime the other way around. It depends. Anyway, left flank pain with mild hydronephrosis, and no stone is usually due to a narrowing of the joint between the ureter (pipe to the bladder) and the renal pelvis (holding area for urine). If there is a mild or partial "blockage" that could explain everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an bladder ultrasound/ not a CT scan sufficient enough to show if you have bladder stones in your bladder?
A 9mm hyper vascular lesion showed up on a recent ct scan, but did not show up on my liver ultrasound last fall? Is this normal?
I did a pelvic ultrasound, shows a 14x12x9cm RO cyst. Done a CT, shows a 7cm RO cyst and 2 smaller LO cyst. Why the conflict result? Which is accurate
It doesn't: Seem to make much sense. How much time elapsed between the two tests? If they were done around the same time, the radiologist should look at both of the studies side by side and figure out what the correct measurement is. ...Read more
My hida scan was 35%. The ultrasound shows possible few very tiny gallstones. The CT scan was normal with some intermittent gb symptoms. Should I get the gbremoved?
Tough Call: This is not an uncommon situation--things are not always "black & white". If I were convinced that my patient was having "gallbladder symptoms", I would lean towards recommending surgery. Other pertinent info includes: any tenderness on exam? Did the cck injection reproduce the pain? Are the liver enzymes normal? Is my patient a good candidate for elective surgery? Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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