Can an abdominal CT scan w/contrast show IBS?

No. There is no specific pathology that can be identified by CT scan in IBS.

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Abdominal CT scan with oral contrast. What will this show?

Several things. Can be seen on ct scan. The oral contrast helps deliniate some of the intestinal findings. Other organs are also seen such as liver, pancreas, gallbladder, aorta, lymph nodes, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus or prostate, vertebral column, etc. Some structures are seen better than others. Read more...

Does an abdominal CT scan show your aorta?

Yes. The abdominal aorta will be shown on an abdominal ct. Read more...
YES. The aorta is the major artery arising from the heart. It has two main components the thoracic and abdominal segments. The abdominal aorta would be seen on CT scan of the abdomen. But, the thoracic segment would not. Read more...

What can a small bowel follow-through show that an abdominal CT scan cannot?

Transit time. This exam demonstrates the small bowel in detail and demonstrates the time it takes for the barium to get through the bowel. This test can also demonstrate anomalies, fistulas, leaks and blockages. Read more...

Can an abdominal CT scan with and without contrast detect micronodular adrenal adenomas? What's the false negative possibilities?

Adrenal adenomas. With most gland problems, first figure out if the hormones are elevated. If so, THEN go looking for the tumor. This is because all glands form nodules, but these nodules often have no consequence. If you have a hormone elevation (Cushings, pheo, aldosteronoma) and the source is the adrenal, the CT will almost always find it. But this is complicated. See your Endocrinologist. Read more...

Does an abdominal CT scan show polyps?

Sometimes. But not usually. Polyps are usually too small, and ct scan does not distend colon adequately. Best test for colon polyps is colonoscopy by gastroenterologist. Read more...

What would an abdominal CT scan show that an US wouldn't? RUQ discomfort under ribs. Had liver bloodwork 4 months ago, all normal. US came back normal

Rib fractures. CT could show a variety of things not seen on an US. The most likely would be rib fractures. Also, a CT is likely to note more suble changes of inflammation, and lymph adenopathy. Plus, the CT should provide a nice look at the pancreas which is often difficult to see on US. Read more...

Would an abdominal CT scan show a gallstone or blocked bile duct?

Possibly. The best gallbladder test is an ultrasound of the abdomen, and if there is concern for a blockage, a HIDA scan (pronounced hide-a) may be ordered. This HIDA scan will also show if the gallbladder is functioning normally. If there is abnormal function one can have symptoms even if no gallstones are present. CT can miss most of this, so its not ordered as a first test if gallbladder a concern. Read more...

What is the likelihood that I could die from oral and IV contrast for an abdominal CT scan. I'm terrified and I don't know why. Please help.

Discuss with doc. These dyes have had enormous clinical use and rarely cause any problems. The only risk is ultra rare sensitivity which usually occurs in those who have had exposure to these in the past. Discuss with your doctor who will be administering these to you to put you at ease. You might need some pre-test anti-anxiety medication. Read more...