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Can MRI or CT scans see inside the bowels and intestines?

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Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2013

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: Can an MRI (with and without contrast) or a CT see inside of the intestines/bowel?
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy is better to see inside lumen; please share further details to guide you in a better way

Detailed Answer:

Thank You for contacting HealthcareMagic. My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query & would try to help you in the best possible way. If you want to see the inside (lumen) of bowel/intestine then colonoscopy/ sigmoidoscopy is better option. However if you can tell me the reason for undergoing this investigation then i would be in a better position to guide you further.

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