I had a cat scan with contrast on abdamon. If I had lymphoma would the CT scan have picked it up in my body?

Yes and no. A ct scan of your abdomen should pick up a lymphoma unless: 1) the lymphoma is so small that it has not yet caused the lymph node to enlarge, or 2) the lymphoma is elsewhere (chest, groin, neck, etc.) and the abdominal ct scan was a study in the wrong part of the body.
If you had lymphoma. In enlarged lymph nodes in your abdomen, then yes. If you had small bowel lymphoma that was obstructing, then yes. However, if you had lymphoma in normal sized lymph nodes (very early), or lymphoma in an area not scanned (neck, chest, pelvis), then a ct of the abdomen would not find it.

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I had a cat scan with contrast on abdamon. If I had lymphoma would the CT scan have picked it up in my body?

Maybe. If advanced lymphoma were present in the area of ct scan (abdomen), then yes. However, lymphoma could be in neck, chest, etc and be undetected. Sometimes lymphoma is primarily in the bone marrow with very little observable enlarged lymph nodes. Read more...
Possibly. Lymphoma can occur almost anywhere in the body. It can also be small enough that no scans will pick it up. If you had swollen glands in your abdomen, which could be lymphoma, a ct would likely see those. Remember, though, that a diagnosis of lymphoma, or any cancer for that matter, can only be made with a biopsy. Read more...
Usually . Most of the time with lymphoma the abnormal lymph nodes because of size can be detected by cat scan with contrast.Lymphoma commonly occurs in chest and abdomen. Smaller lesions are now being detected by pet ct. In any event the lymph nodes have to be biopsied to confirm the diagnosis. Read more...