Abdominal CT scan

Alternative Names

CT of the abdomen

Definition of Abdominal CT scan

An abdominal CT scan is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the belly area. CT stands for computed tomography.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/21/2010

CT scan
Digestive system
Liver cirrhosis, CT scan
Liver metastases, CT scan
Lymph node metastases, CT scan
Lymphoma, malignant - CT scan
Neuroblastoma in the liver - CT scan
Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan
Pancreatic cancer, CT scan
Pancreatic pseudocyst, CT scan
Peritoneal and ovarian cancer, CT scan
Spleen metastasis - CT scan
Normal external abdomen

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