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Does half abdominal ultrasound include liver?

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Does a half abdominal Ultrasound Include the liver?
Posted Wed, 1 Jan 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
 
 
Answered by Dr. Guru 36 minutes later
Brief Answer: Refer below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic! Usually, we do ultrasound of abdomen or ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis both. In these two investigations, liver is included. If you are talking about some other test, then please be more specific about the side and write exactly, how your doctor advised or written. Hope I have answered your query. If you like my answers and wish me to answer in future, bring it to my attention: Dr Vasanth. Url link is as follows: WWW.WWWW.WW Wish you good health!
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Follow-up: Does half abdominal ultrasound include liver? 6 minutes later
My dad had a ultrasound due to tummy pain but they mention no liver . Would liver mets be picked up? As hes been diagnosed with colon cancer recently and a ct scan of abdomen pelvis lungs detected indeterminate liver lessions. They will do mri but im concerned if these Are liver mets?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Guru 4 minutes later
Brief Answer: Refer below. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for follow up! Got it now! First of all, really sorry for your Dad's ill health. As the CT scan result stated that the lesions in liver were indeterminate, the next plan would be going for little more specific test, that is MRI. MRI can pick such lesions in some cases. Let us wait for it's result. Take Care!
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Follow-up: Does half abdominal ultrasound include liver? 4 minutes later
But would a ct Not show up liver mets clearly?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Guru 11 hours later
Brief Answer: CT can show! Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for follow up! Sorry for delay, it was late night here in India. CT does show liver metastasis from colon cancer in many cases. However, it might miss in some instances. Actually, according to research CT is the imaging modality of choice to evaluate liver metastases. However, both CT and MR imaging have benefited from rapid technologic advances in evaluating liver mets but MR imaging, in particular, from the advent of new contrast agents is little more useful in some cases. On the other hand, FDG positron emission tomography (PET) is the most sensitive noninvasive imaging modality for the diagnosis of liver metastases. To get more idea, I think, MRI has also been added in your Dad's case. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you have have any clarifications. If you like my answers and wish me to answer in future, bring it to my attention: Dr Vasanth. Url link is as follows: WWW.WWWW.WW Wish him good health!
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