CT-scan Abdomen, Computed Tomography imaging of the abdomen is an examination that uses X-ray to conceive several types of tissue, including organ such as the liver, spleen, kidney and pancreas. Using exclusive equipment. And expertise to create and interpret CT scan of the lower gastrointestinal ( GI ) tract, colon and rectum, an experienced radiologist can accurately diagnose may cause of abdominal pain such as

  • Infections such as appendicitis, pyelonephritis or infected fluid collections, also known as abscesses.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis.
  • Cancers of the liver, kidneys, pancreas, ovaries and bladder as well as lymphoma.
  • Kidney and bladder stones.
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), injuries to abdominal organs such as the spleen, liver, kidneys, or other internal organs in cases of trauma.

Often, no additional diagnostic work-up is necessary and treatment planning can begin immediately

CT is often the preferred method for diagnosing many different cancer, including colon cancer since the image allow a physician to confirm the presence of a tumor and to measure it size , precise location and the extent of the tumors involvement With other nearby tissue CT examinations of the lower GI tract can be used to plan and properly administer radiation treatment for tumor, and to guide biopsies and other minimally invasive procedure CT can also play a significant role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of vascular disorder that can lead to stroke, gangrene, or kidney failure A CT examination of the gastrointestinal tract require the use of a contract material to enhance the visibility of certain tissue before administering the contrast material the radiologist or technologist will ask whether you have any allergies, especially to medication or iodine and whether you have a history of diabetes, asthma, a heart condition, kidney problem or thyroid condition- these conditions may indicate a higher risk of reaction to the contrast material or potential eliminating the material from the patients system after the exam

A CT examination usually take five minutes to half an hour. When the exam is over the patient may be asked to wait until the image are examined to determine if more image are needed.