Can a CT scan detect an ovarian cyst?

yes. Yes, if it is large enough. Ct will usually detect ovarian cysts 10mm or larger, but an ultrasound is a better way to evaluate the ovaries and does not utilize radiation.

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

No. If they are small or complex cysts, they will tend to blend in with the ovarian tissue on ct scan. Ultrasound is the best way to comfirm and/or assess ovarian cysts of varying sizes. Read more here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ultrasound-scan.Html. Read more...
See answer. Ultrasound or possibly MRI usually are used for evaluating specific ovarian pathology although ct can identify lesions of the ovary. Read more...

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...

A CT scan detected an ovarian cyst. Could this be causing my lighter than usual periods?

Ovarian cyst. Ovarian cysts can be hereditary or from hormonal changes in your body. They do not directly affect your menses, so no is the answer. Read more...