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Will An Ultrasound Of Your Kidneys Show Ovarian Cancer
Is an ultrasound that examines the endometrium also good for examining the ovaries?How does one get their ovaries examined to check for ovarian cancer
Pelvic Ultrasound: A standard female pelvic ultrasound evaluates the uterus (and endometrium) as well as the ovaries. Current ultrasound technology (especially when both transabdominal and transvaginal images are obtained) is a very good screening test for ovarian pathology including ovarian cancer. ...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
Will an abdominal ultrasound reveal cancer in the liver, pancreas, kidneys, etc??? Or could it miss that?
Not very reliable: Ultrasound, ct, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even when used all together). This is a disease we don't really have a handle on right now. This doesn't mean patients who have pelvic pain or risk factors shouldn't be evaluated, but the tools available have not been shown to increase life expectancy. ...Read more
On an HSG test can you see abnormalities in the uterus ? For example , endometriosis? Or signs of uterine cancer?
Would a transvaginal scan show cysts in the ovaries and/or signs of cancer? How long do results take?
Yes: Yes, it will show cysts and or any findings suspicious for ovarian cancer. It will also evaluate the uterus. It only takes a few minutes for the radiologist to read, but the images may not be interpreted right away and the report may be given only to the referring doctor...But if you tell them your concern you might get lucky with a quick read/report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A transvaginal ultrasound will help a fertility specialist look for abnormalities of the uterus, such as fibroids, and abnormalities of the ovaries, such as cysts. The antral follicle count (afc) shows the potential number of eggs that your ovaries can make per month and is very good at predicting your fertility potential with therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To detect ovarian cancer, abnormality of cells or cysts or any other growth what is better MRI or ct-scan?
Possible: A hystosalpingogram is an x-ray taken while radioactive dye is pushed through the uterus. It is definitely not a screening exam for either uterine or ovarian cancer. However, if your radiologist or physician were to see an abnormality on the exam, they would report/investigate the lesion. If you're worried about these cancers, talk to your doctor about your risk factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It could: There are many ways to diagnosis cancer. In reference to the ovary the simplest, safest, and easiest test is a pelvic ultrasound. If the ovary is abnormal it can be followed with serial ultrasounds or an MRI could be perfermormed. That would be the best imaging test. That being said ovarian cancers can be diagnosed with ct but usually it's because the ct was done for some other reason. ...Read more
CT - "Adxenal mass" "Calcifications in the pelvis may indicate vascular phleboliths". What test can confirm this? Is an adxenal mass the same as cyst?
Yes,: an ovarian cyst is in the category of adnexal masses, but so are other ovarian and paraovarian masses . Generally the next step in the evaluation would be pelvic ultrasound to characterize it as a cyst or not. Phleboliths are common incidental findings and usually of no clinical concern. ...Read more
What's the minimum size of liver and/or kidney lesions (in mm) that can be detected on CT scan and ultrasound?
About 10mm: About 10mm, but at that size it can depend a lot on how good the study was done. (if the operators were able to get ideal positioning for image capture), the anatomy of the patient (it's harder to get enough resolution on obese patients), and it can depend on what the lesion is - if it is solid, a simple vs complex fluid, calcified, etc. Hope this helps ...Read more
Would an abdominal MRI with contrast to check on kidney cyst also show pancreatic cancer? It said pancreas was normal. Also had clean ab ultrasound.
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
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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