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

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Likely so, if...

A ct scan is an excellent test to see intra-abdominal/pelvic organs, but just abdominal scan may not go down far enough to completely visualize the ovaries.
I suspect if you have trouble in lower abd, the test would be ordered for both abdominal/pelvic ct which sure will see the ovaries.. Best of luck to you.

In brief: Likely so, if...

A ct scan is an excellent test to see intra-abdominal/pelvic organs, but just abdominal scan may not go down far enough to completely visualize the ovaries.
I suspect if you have trouble in lower abd, the test would be ordered for both abdominal/pelvic ct which sure will see the ovaries.. Best of luck to you.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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