ct scans without contrast

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ct scans without contrast

by ketch on Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:57 AM

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Can anyone tell me how reliable ct scans are without contrast. For instance would the scan show any inflammation or tumours in the chest, breast etc. Any help would be much appreciated.

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by zuch87 on Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:38 AM

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On Mar 24, 2012 10:57 AM ketch wrote:

Can anyone tell me how reliable ct scans are without contrast. For instance would the scan show any inflammation or tumours in the chest, breast etc. Any help would be much appreciated.

It depends on what is being ruled out and what body part is being examined.

As for chest examinations, non-contrast studies can be done with thin slice thickness to show microalcifications that may indicate malignancies.

As for the breast, mammography is still the gold standard when it comes to imaging.

I hope this helps...

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