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What kinds of imaging studies may be done to find diverticulitis?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: CT Scan

Ct scan is the best modality for imaging diverticulitis.

In brief: CT Scan

Ct scan is the best modality for imaging diverticulitis.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CAT SCAN

A ct of the abdomen will find all but the mildest cases of diverticulitis.
Other diseases may look like diverticulitis on ct scan. Accordingly, we will often perform a follow-up colonoscopy a few months later just to be certain.

In brief: CAT SCAN

A ct of the abdomen will find all but the mildest cases of diverticulitis.
Other diseases may look like diverticulitis on ct scan. Accordingly, we will often perform a follow-up colonoscopy a few months later just to be certain.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Others

4 the sake of completeness, u can often c diverticulitis on abdominal MRI (if proper sequence is performed), on tagged WBC scans, gallium scans, & even bone scans on occasion.
The best scan depends on clinical circumstances (& if there r other possibilities). The best _test_ is an exam w a surgeon or GI w/ experience diagnosing even subtle cases, which cd involve discussing symptoms & blood work.

In brief: Others

4 the sake of completeness, u can often c diverticulitis on abdominal MRI (if proper sequence is performed), on tagged WBC scans, gallium scans, & even bone scans on occasion.
The best scan depends on clinical circumstances (& if there r other possibilities). The best _test_ is an exam w a surgeon or GI w/ experience diagnosing even subtle cases, which cd involve discussing symptoms & blood work.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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