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Does an abdominal cat scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Some forms of stomach cancer show up on ct scans others do not.
Sometimes the doctor has to go down through your mouth and esophagus and look directly into your stomach and take biopsies of your stomach to find other kinds of cancer. Certain kinds can b e very difficult to diagnose as they can hide in the lining and not form large tumors that would be visible on a ct scan.

In brief: Possibly

Some forms of stomach cancer show up on ct scans others do not.
Sometimes the doctor has to go down through your mouth and esophagus and look directly into your stomach and take biopsies of your stomach to find other kinds of cancer. Certain kinds can b e very difficult to diagnose as they can hide in the lining and not form large tumors that would be visible on a ct scan.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It may

It can if the tumor is large enough, but the recommended way is via endoscopy with biopsy, since it can usually detect them when smaller.

In brief: It may

It can if the tumor is large enough, but the recommended way is via endoscopy with biopsy, since it can usually detect them when smaller.
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Dr. Carl Van Wey
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

A cat scan with contrast can show abnormalities of the stomach and it's lining.
This may be suspicious for cancer. However, a biopsy is required t determine if there is cancer.

In brief: Maybe

A cat scan with contrast can show abnormalities of the stomach and it's lining.
This may be suspicious for cancer. However, a biopsy is required t determine if there is cancer.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: It can

Endoscopy should be done also.

In brief: It can

Endoscopy should be done also.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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