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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a CT or do you need to have an ultrasound?

Would an ovarian cyst show up on a CT or do you need to have an ultrasound?

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 more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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


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Which is more useful in determining wether an ovarian cyst is cancerous CT scan or ultrasound?

Which is more useful in determining wether an ovarian cyst is cancerous CT scan or ultrasound?

CT always better: CT is always better than ultrasound but for screening purposes the ultrasound causes no radiation effect. If multiple CTs were performed over time the RT could be significant. The ultrasound can tell whether a lesion is solid or cystic and whether the latter is simple or complex. The CT can show detail not seen on ultraound. ...Read more

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Is it possible to miss an ovarian cyst on a transvaginal ultrasound and find it on a CT scan?

Is it possible to miss an ovarian cyst on a transvaginal ultrasound and find it on a CT scan?

Possibly: No test is 100% perfect and anything can be missed on any diagnostic test especially if it is small. In general ultrasound is best for imaging the female reproductive organs and is much less expenxive than a ct or mri. ...Read more

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Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

Would an ovarian cyst show up on a pelvic CT scan?

See answer: While ct can certainly identify an ovarian cyst, usually endovaginal us is better suited for this purpose. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst always show up on a CT scan?

See answer: Ultrasound or possibly MRI usually are used for evaluating specific ovarian pathology although ct can identify lesions of the ovary. ...Read more

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What does ultrasound for an ovarian cyst show ?

What does ultrasound for an ovarian cyst show ?

See below: The ultrasound can differentiate an ovary with fluid (cyst) vs solid (possible tumor). ...Read more

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Do all ovarian cysts show up on ultrasound?

Do all ovarian cysts show up on ultrasound?

Depends: Ultrasound is very sensitive to proper preparation for the test...A full bladder and no gas is important to see the ovaries adequately. If the ovaries are well seen then cysts on/in the ovaries are well seen...Need to know how well the technician felt they saw things during the test. ...Read more

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Lower right quadrant pain for years. Comes and goes. Have had ovarian cysts show up before. Have had normal CT w/ contrast. Other work up needed?

Pain work up: Well ultrasound is better for evaluating the pelvis. The CT was probably done to rule out appendicitis. Its probably time to have a laparoscopy to evaluate the pain further and look for things like endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an ovarian cyst and it not show up on ultrasound?

Is it possible to have an ovarian cyst and it not show up on ultrasound?

Cysts are of varying: It depends on the size of the ovarian cyst. If the cyst is small(<2-3cm) , it may not show up. But anything large enough would show up on an ultrasound, provided the procedure is done by an experienced operator and the cyst is of significant size(>3-4cm). ...Read more

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Why would ovarian cysts not show on ct scan when it showed on U/S the day before?

It depends: on how the CT was performed. and how big the cysts are. Transvaginal ultrasound has superior resolution to routine CT, so small cysts visible on US may be difficult or impossible to see on CT, particularly if the CT was performed without IV contrast. ...Read more

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My daughter has a history of ovarian cysts. Recent ultrasound shows no cyst just lots of fluid around ovary and adhesion in ovary.What does this mean?

My daughter has a history of ovarian cysts. Recent ultrasound shows no cyst just lots of fluid around ovary and adhesion in ovary.What does this mean?

Ovarian cysts.: If an ovarian cyst ruptures, it coul cause some fluid. It is not possible to see adhesions on ultrasound, generally, so I am not sure about that. ...Read more

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Do i need to be concerned if my pet/ct shows fdg uptakes in billateral ovarian cysts if I have amenorrhea(no period last 6mo, normal before then)? Thx

Do i need to be concerned if my pet/ct shows fdg uptakes in billateral ovarian cysts if I have amenorrhea(no period last 6mo, normal before then)? Thx

Can be normal: Increased ovarian FDG uptake in postmenopausal patients is associated with malignancy, whereas increased ovarian uptake may be functional in premenopausal patients. Did not mention reason for pet/ct. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst show up on an abdominal cat scan?

Will an ovarian cyst show up on an abdominal cat scan?

Maybe: The ovaries are in the pelvis and an abdominal ct frequently will not pick up the ovaries. If there is suspicion of a problem with the ovaries in particular, the best imaging of the ovaries is with a transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor order a lower lumbar x-Ray for an ovarian cyst (2-3in) ? I've already had a positive CT scan and ultrasound/sonogram.

Why would my doctor order a lower lumbar x-Ray for an ovarian cyst (2-3in) ? I've already had a positive CT scan and ultrasound/sonogram.

Not sure?: An X-ray of the lumbar spine is not usually necessary for the evaluation of an ovarian cyst. Perhaps you mentioned having back pain? If not, then I'm not certain why it was ordered. Best to ask your doctor. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. ...Read more

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What can I expect during an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?

What can I expect during an ultrasound to check for ovarian cysts?

It should be painles: Sometimes the study is performed wtih abdominal probe in which case a full bladder is necessary to visualize pelvic organs well. Many times, vaginal probe examination is also performed because this produces superb images as the probe can get very close to the organs being examined. You will need to empty your bladder for this part of the exam. Sometimes, 3d images of the ovary may be helpful. ...Read more

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Are follicle and corpus luteum ovarian cysts unmistakable in an ultrasound? That is, what are the chances of a cancerous cyst being mistaken for them?

Are follicle and corpus luteum ovarian cysts unmistakable in an ultrasound? That is, what are the chances of a cancerous cyst being mistaken for them?

Minimal: Cancerous tumors and normal functional cysts of the ovaries look very different and can be distinguished by ultrasound. The chance of misdiagnosis is very low but if there is any question, follow up testing would be recommended by your physician ...Read more

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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


Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more