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Hypothetically if somebody had melanoma on their lower back and had a CAT Scan of abdomen and pelvis 4 other reasons.Would melanoma show up on CAT?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: It could

potentially show up on an abdomen/pelvis CT, depending on the size.
There are no specific features of melanoma on CT, so, if small, it would look the same as the myriad of benign nevi, keratoses, cysts, etc... that are so common, and might not be mentioned as a relevant finding in the report.

In brief: It could

potentially show up on an abdomen/pelvis CT, depending on the size.
There are no specific features of melanoma on CT, so, if small, it would look the same as the myriad of benign nevi, keratoses, cysts, etc... that are so common, and might not be mentioned as a relevant finding in the report.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

A melanoma that has not spread to any other organs would not show up on a CR scan.

In brief: No

A melanoma that has not spread to any other organs would not show up on a CR scan.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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