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Abdominal CT Scan

Alternate Names : Abdominal Computed Tomography, CAT Scan of the Abdomen

Abdominal CT Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

A CT scan provides a direct image of soft tissue structures such as the liver, lung, spleen, pancreas, lymph nodes, and fatty tissues. CT is also good for identifying and tracking large abnormalities such as tumors. The pictures can reveal many different diseases and conditions. Examples include cancer, organ damage, abnormal blood vessels, infections, kidney stones, and bleeding. The doctor will discuss the results of the exam with the person.

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Abdominal CT Scan: Preparation & Expectations


Author: James Compton, MD
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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