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Can an abdominal CT scan with contrast see a hernea?

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

An abdominal CT examines the abdomen from the belly button up to the bottom of the chest.
A pelvic CT examines the body from the belly button to the bottom of the pelvis. The test for the 'abdomen' is generally ordered as CT of the abdomen and pelvis with and /or without contrast. A CT of the abdomen and pelvis should detect a hernia. Sometimes an ultrasound is ordered in addition to and/or instea

In brief: Possibly

An abdominal CT examines the abdomen from the belly button up to the bottom of the chest.
A pelvic CT examines the body from the belly button to the bottom of the pelvis. The test for the 'abdomen' is generally ordered as CT of the abdomen and pelvis with and /or without contrast. A CT of the abdomen and pelvis should detect a hernia. Sometimes an ultrasound is ordered in addition to and/or instea
Dr. William Coutts ii
Dr. William Coutts ii
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes it can but the slices of he scan need be small enough to determine the presence of a small herniation.
Ultrasound is probably a faster and cheaper method to evaluate for the hernia.

In brief: Yes

Yes it can but the slices of he scan need be small enough to determine the presence of a small herniation.
Ultrasound is probably a faster and cheaper method to evaluate for the hernia.
Dr. Foster Carr
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