health procedures


Question by  sporky (16)

What will a CT scan of the abdomen show?


Answer by  jpp (84)

An abdominal CT scan is a method to see a detailed cross sectional pictures of the structures abdominal area through the use of X-ray. An abdominal Ct scan is performed either to study blood vessels in the area, identify tumor and masses, look for infections, kidney stones or appendicitis.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

A CT scan of the abdomen will show all organs within the abdomen in better detail than an ultrasound. This includes the spleen, liver, kidneys, intestines, stomach and pancreas. Doctors normally order this test when they are worried about growths or other abdominal abnormalities. The test is very expensive, so it is not always covered by insurance.


Answer by  worker7557 (25)

A CT scan of the abdomen can show many things. It looks at your intestines, large and small, your liver can be seen, appendix, spleen, parts of the reproductive and urinary organs. it can also show the bases of the lungs. In the scan it can show if things are in place and if any abnormalities are seen.


Answer by  mjagbayani (11)

A CT Scan can reveal the presence of anatomical abnormalities within the abdomen such as masses or congenital anomalies of the organs. The scan can also show the physician if there are any injuries, infections or significant bleeding.


Answer by  MedStudent01 (1131)

A CT scan of your abdomen will show the insides of your abdomen, including the upper and lower GI tract, stomach, liver, pancreas, kidneys, colon, spleen, and any other pathologic processes occuring inside the abdomen.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

A CT scan of the abdomen allows a doctor to evaluate your liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, stomach, small intestines, large bowel, abdominal aorta, and inferior vena cava. They usually also include the bases of the lungs and part of the heart. Other blood vessels, veins, and lymph nodes in the covered area can also be evaluated.


Answer by  chitraanilkumar (340)

The computed tomography of the abdomen shows the masses and tumors including cancer, it also shows any infections, kidney stones, or appendicitis, or in other words the ct scan performed find out any abnormality in the abdomen

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