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Would you be able to see an colon/intestinal tumor on xray without any contrast?

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Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not.

The best way to see a colon tumor would be an endoscopy(look inside the colon).
Because colon tumors are the same density as normal tissue, unless the tumor was large, contrast would be needed to define the mass.

In brief: Probably not.

The best way to see a colon tumor would be an endoscopy(look inside the colon).
Because colon tumors are the same density as normal tissue, unless the tumor was large, contrast would be needed to define the mass.
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unlikely

Most GI tumor in the colon or intestine are not well seen without contrast on x-ray.
Endoscopy is often used since an abnormality can be seen and biopsied.

In brief: Unlikely

Most GI tumor in the colon or intestine are not well seen without contrast on x-ray.
Endoscopy is often used since an abnormality can be seen and biopsied.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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