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If a doc orders a CT scan on abdomin. Wouldn't it be the entire stomach? Including in it the liver lungs etc. And would it catch tb?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Skin test

If you are concerned about TB exposure, I would recommend a ppd skin test.
If it is positive, then a chest radiograph is ordered. Usually your local public health department can provide the screening or most primary health providers.

In brief: Skin test

If you are concerned about TB exposure, I would recommend a ppd skin test.
If it is positive, then a chest radiograph is ordered. Usually your local public health department can provide the screening or most primary health providers.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine

In brief: Lungs not visualized

An abdominal ct scan generally visualized everything from the diaphragm down to the pelvis.
They often view a bit of the bottoms of the lungs, but they don't view a significant amount of lung tissue. Therefore, an abdominal ct would not be useful for diagnosing pulmonary (lung) tb.

In brief: Lungs not visualized

An abdominal ct scan generally visualized everything from the diaphragm down to the pelvis.
They often view a bit of the bottoms of the lungs, but they don't view a significant amount of lung tissue. Therefore, an abdominal ct would not be useful for diagnosing pulmonary (lung) tb.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine

In brief: Not necessarily

An abdominal ct scan would show the bases of the lungs, but may or may not show tuberculosis if there were no granulomas in the bases.

In brief: Not necessarily

An abdominal ct scan would show the bases of the lungs, but may or may not show tuberculosis if there were no granulomas in the bases.
Dr. Gregory Hines
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