Ct scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast means what?

Ct scan abdomen/pelv. It means you had symptoms related to your stomach and your doctor wanted to find out the cause and thats why he/she ordered the test.
IV contrast. Iv contrast will be used to acquire images of both the abdomen and pelvis (bottom of lungs to hips).

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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

X-ray of your belly. Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. Read more...

He has already had the Ct scan c contrast of abdomen+pelvis and it was normal. And a cystoscopy and it looked fine. And dr. Just c him in 6mos.

NO problem mentioned. AS you have mentioned no problem , one might assume there was a concern for some type of tumor. If the doctor has said to resee in 6 month I would follow the advice. Best wishes. Read more...

Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Doubt it. If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. Read more...

Negative beta HCG on 07/10/14. CT scan chest abdomen pelvis w/contrast 07/17/14. Positive beta HCG on 07/30/14. Risk to fetus from CT scan?

Low. There is " watershed" period usually before the woman knows she is pregnant that the fetus is usually protected from harm. Follow-up with your doctor however. Read more...
CT scan effect. Radiation in the early stages of pregnancy causes what they call an "all or nothing" effect. That means that it either causes a spontaneous abortion or it doesn't do anything. The theoretical risks are less concrete. Speak to your obstetrician, but it is highly unlikely there will be a problem. Read more...
Questions. When did you have sex? How high was the beta? If the beta was low and/or you had sex after the 17th, no risk for the fetus. If the beta was high and you had sex before the 17th, then there is some risk to the fetus. Read more...

Worried about cancer. Dr. Recommended an abdomen pelvis CT scan with contrast because of lower right pain that came up clean. It was a 10msv dose. Is 10msv a lot and should I be worried? Thanks

Not to worry. While we hate to order ct's mainly because of the radiation, one ct should not effect any risk of cancer for you now or in the future. To put it in perspective, over the course of a year, you'll get that much radiation exposure anyway and there's not risk from that. Read more...
Risk VS Benefit. Yes all diagnostic x rays will give small amount of radiation , is always a concern , on you it is a indicated procedure , not that much risk , if you are a frequent flyer , you will be exposed more than 10m sv , we are exposed unknowingly to so many types of ionizing radiations speak to your doctor. Read more...
10 mSv is typical. You received the typical dose for an abdomen/pelvis ct. Your chance of developing cancer increased by 0.07% from your background lifetime risk. See http://www.Xrayrisk.Com. Read more...

I'm having a CT scan done of my abdomen and pelvis done this week to see if a hernia has come back, why do I need to drink two bottles of contrast?

2 See Ur Intestine. A ct of the abdomen can be very helpful for diagnosing recurrent hernias. An important part of the study is to look at the intestine relative to the hernia. Contrast in the intestine makes the interpretation of these films much easier. Read more...