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What can a cat scan of the liver be used to diagnose?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology

In brief: Abnormalities

Your liver can be fatty ( very common), enlarged, obstructed, or have masses within it.
The ct scan evaluates the size and texture of the liver and its morphology. It can be complemented by ultrasound or MRI of the liver as well.

In brief: Abnormalities

Your liver can be fatty ( very common), enlarged, obstructed, or have masses within it.
The ct scan evaluates the size and texture of the liver and its morphology. It can be complemented by ultrasound or MRI of the liver as well.
Dr. Philip Chao
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: CAT scan of liver

Cat scans take numerous xray "slices" of the liver, gall bladder and the surrounding tissue.
Many diseases of these structures can be discovered, however many diseases do not show up on cat scans. Cat scans are images and they must be interpreted by physicians who specialize in this.

In brief: CAT scan of liver

Cat scans take numerous xray "slices" of the liver, gall bladder and the surrounding tissue.
Many diseases of these structures can be discovered, however many diseases do not show up on cat scans. Cat scans are images and they must be interpreted by physicians who specialize in this.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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