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Hi i have a CT scan done in 2008 due to abdominal pain, fatty liver dx, one done last week for stones, can they compare 2008 and 2012 CT to see?
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Its even more helpful if the 2008 ct scan included IV contrast.

In brief: Yes
Its even more helpful if the 2008 ct scan included IV contrast.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: THEY CAN & SHOULD
Radiologists do compare prior film/ct scans if available to them. Were the ct's done at the same place? If not they can be requested by you for comparison.
Fatty liver does not resolve quickly unless signicant weight loss has been noted.

In brief: THEY CAN & SHOULD
Radiologists do compare prior film/ct scans if available to them. Were the ct's done at the same place? If not they can be requested by you for comparison.
Fatty liver does not resolve quickly unless signicant weight loss has been noted.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, if....
Can be compared if images are available.

In brief: Yes, if....
Can be compared if images are available.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Yes
Although your scan may have been done on a different ct scanner with different resolution depending on the strenght of the magnet but you can see fatty liver on a ct scan and get a qualitative estimate if it was present before or if it has increased.
Obviously, ct is not the test of choice for gall stones since only about 15 per cent show up. The test of choice would be an ultrasound.

In brief: Yes
Although your scan may have been done on a different ct scanner with different resolution depending on the strenght of the magnet but you can see fatty liver on a ct scan and get a qualitative estimate if it was present before or if it has increased.
Obviously, ct is not the test of choice for gall stones since only about 15 per cent show up. The test of choice would be an ultrasound.
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
Dr. Eva Dickinsone
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