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Dr. Indu Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: If recently had an ultrasound, MRI , MRCP, ERCP, and last year a CT scan of my abdomen. My doc said these all sensitive to findings of the liver. Is that true?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
All are sensitive for liver pathology.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Yes,it is true that ultrasound,MRI,MRCP,ERCP and CT scan are highly sensitive for liver pathology.
It is unlikely that liver pathology is missed by these investigations.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar 6 hours later
So my doctor said these images would have should indicate suggestive of liver disease, tumors, etc.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Any liver disease,tumour etc must had been detected by these investigations

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Your doctor is right.Any liver disease,tumour etc must had been detected by these investigations.
If all investigations are normal then we can assume that person is free from any liver disease.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar 35 hours later
Do these investigations raise suspicion if the liver need to be biopsy?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Liver biopsy is generally advised if there is any pathology detected.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for writing to HCM,
I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Liver biopsy is generally advised if there is any pathology detected during diagnostic investigation.
Liver biopsy may also be advised if blood reports indicate liver involvement or there is strong clinical doubt of liver ailment.

Get well soon.

Hope I have answered your query.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr. Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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