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Would an abdominal CT scan show a duodenal ulcer

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Would an abdominal CT scan show a duodenal ulcer?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.

Greetings.

 

Abdominal CT was done with a oral contrast or IV contrast?

 

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I had both oral and IV contrast media
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

An ulcer can be visualized by the oral contrast CT scan though the sensitivity is in the range of 70-80% (not considered as high sensitivity), and has to be confirmed by the endoscopy.

 

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

 

Dr. Arun

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