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How easily can a CT scan detect ovarian cancer?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Detects mass
Imaging, either by ultrasound, ct or MRI detects a mass in the ovary and cts are good at that, but not the only modality.
Current imaging techniques are good at suggesting ovarian cancer. Actual diagnosis of the nature of the mass requires examination of the tissue by a pathologist.

In brief: Detects mass
Imaging, either by ultrasound, ct or MRI detects a mass in the ovary and cts are good at that, but not the only modality.
Current imaging techniques are good at suggesting ovarian cancer. Actual diagnosis of the nature of the mass requires examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ovarian ca
Ct is not very sensitive in early stages , pelvic ultrasound or trans vaginal us is far better.

In brief: Ovarian ca
Ct is not very sensitive in early stages , pelvic ultrasound or trans vaginal us is far better.
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Ovarian CA detection
Ultrasound examination (uss) has a higher sensitivity of detecting ovarian cancer (93%) compared to a ct scan (63%).
Although a ct scan could miss it 37% of the time, it is more likely to be correct (87%) to tell that a mass is ovarian cancer compared to ultrasound (42%). A tumor marker test in the blood (ca125) may also help in the diagnosis if the uss or ct is abnormal.

In brief: Ovarian CA detection
Ultrasound examination (uss) has a higher sensitivity of detecting ovarian cancer (93%) compared to a ct scan (63%).
Although a ct scan could miss it 37% of the time, it is more likely to be correct (87%) to tell that a mass is ovarian cancer compared to ultrasound (42%). A tumor marker test in the blood (ca125) may also help in the diagnosis if the uss or ct is abnormal.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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