Does an abdominal cat scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

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.
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.
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.

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Can CT scan of the abdomen show stomach cancer or endocoscopy will show more?

Endoscopy. Endoscopy is much better at catching an early stomach cancer that would essentially be missed on CT scan. CT scan is useful to check to see if it has moved into other organs like the liver or the lining of the abdominal cavity. Read more...

Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast the best test for stomach cancer?

CT. Ct scan of the abdomen may be helpful in assessing cancer extent including metastases (spread) to other organs and lymph nodes. Read more...
May not. Be the beat choice, but can be one test performed. The ct scan may show stomach thickening but that finding can be non-apecific. Beat option is endoscopy and biopsy of the stomach. Read more...

If I had stomach cancer would doctors see it on a CT scan of the abdomen?

Not necessarily. If the scan was done with oral and IV contrast material, it is more likely the cancer could be seen on ct; if no contrast was used for the scan, it is unlikely cancer could be seen. Some stomach cancers are flat and not bulky; the flat ones may not be demonstrable on ct. Also, very small cancers may no be seen on ct, the best way to see stomach ca is with an upper endoscopy. Read more...
Sometimes. Stomach cancers and other cancers that arise in the lining of the GI tract are best visualized by endoscopy. Ct scans are used also to look for signs of spread to lymph nodes, liver, lung, and elsewhere in the abdomen. A ct scan can not diagnose a stomach cancer. Read more...

I'm just wondering, if you had stomach cancer would doctors see it on a CT scan of the abdomen?

Not unless it . Is advanced case. Gastric cancer, as other GI malignancies, start in the inner lining of a hollow organ, so in its early stages can be difficult to visualize on ct scan. By the time gastric, and other GI cancers, become visible on ct, they are far advanced. So don't rely on negative ct scan to exclude the possibility of stomach or colon tumors. Read more...

My chest CT stated that " Beneath the imaged abdomen, no significant abnormalities seen." What does it mean? Can it rule out stomach cancer?

Negative. Based only on the sentence you cited, it sounds like they did not see anything abnormal. Disclaimers: 1. No scan is perfect. 2. We are not seeing the whole report. 3. We do not know why your doc ordered it (is it because of your lymph nodes?). Your doc has to interpret this in context, talk to him/her. If you have GI symptoms, you may need an endoscopy. That is the best way to diagnose gastric CA. Read more...

What kind of cancers or health issues can be found with abdominal CAT scan with dye?

Many, many. abnormalities, including cancers, inflammatory disorders, vascular problems, congenital abnormalities, post traumatic abnormalities, bowel obstruction and multiple other things too numerous to list. Read more...

Will an abdominal CT scan with contrast show stomach cancer?

It can. If the cancer is advanced or particularly invasive it will show on a CT. Better diagnostic tool for this might be an upper endoscopy instead. Read more...