Indications for CT scan of the small pelvis and abdominal organs:
- abdominal pain of unknown origin;
- yellowing of the skin, sclera of the eyes;
- feeling of indigestion, belching, vomiting;
- pressing or bursting pain in the epigastrium;
- increase in abdominal volume;
- the presence of a protrusion or induration in the abdomen;
- frequent diarrhea or constipation, blood in the stool;
- gratuitous weight loss (over 5-7 kg) in a short time;
- impaired urination( acute urinary retention), the presence of blood in the urine;
- after other types of diagnostics, for a more detailed examination of the condition of internal organs and systems;
- quality control of completed (surgical, medical, chemotherapeutic or radiation) treatment, etc.
We recommend that you first consult a family doctor or a narrow-profile specialist (gastroenterologist, surgeon, urologist, gynecologist, proctologist, etc.) before making an appointment for a CT scan of the abdominal and pelvic organs.
- MSCT of the abdomen and pelvis with contrast enhancement (immediate) 4290 uah
Khrystyna PetrukhaRadiologist, Radiologist of the CT office
Natalia StupnytskaRadiologist, Radiologist of the CT office
Oksana PredzemirskaRadiologist, Radiologist of the CT office, Radiologist of the MRI room
Roman KozakRadiologist, Radiologist of the CT office, Ultrasound doctor
What does CT scan of the abdominal and pelvic organs reveal?
- cirrhosis, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, liver neoplasms, metastases;
- inflammation of the pancreas( pancreatitis, pancreonecrosis), formations of the pancreas of various origins;
- spleen pathology (splenomegaly, focal lesion, infarction, etc.);
- inflammatory processes of the urinary system, urolithiasis, renal cell carcinoma, benign or malignant changes in the kidneys and adrenal glands;
- intestinal inflammation( enteritis, colitis, appendicitis, diverticulitis), gastrointestinal obstruction of various etiologies (foreign body, tumor process, intestinal inversion, adhesive process);
- pathological changes in the abdominal cavity and pelvis (abscesses, the presence of free fluid (ascites), abdominal wall formations, peritoneal metastasis, formation of fistula passages);
- vascular Pathology of the abdominal and pelvic organs (thrombosis, vascular malformations, aneurysms (including delaminating ones), atherosclerosis);
- pathology of the pelvic organs (concretions, diverticulae, bladder tumors, good or malignant neoplasms of the uterus and ovaries, prostate, rectum, calicta organs);
- condition of the musculoskeletal system (intervertebral discs, osteochondrosis, coxarthrosis, traumatic spinal injury, metastatic damage to skeletal bones), etc.
Advantages of performing CT scans of the abdominal cavity and pelvic organs at St. Paraskeva Medical Center.
On the basis of St. Paraskeva Medical Center there is a powerful radiology department, which is equipped with innovative diagnostic equipment, one of which is a 128-slice computed tomography scanner of expert level Toshiba Aquilon CX (Japan).
Due to the high technical characteristics of the equipment, scanning of the abdominal cavity and pelvic organs occurs with a step-by-step cut of 0.5 mm.
This allows you to record even the smallest changes, which will be carefully worked out by a radiologist.
Possibility to check kidney function in real time (blood creatinine test determines renal clearance; excretory phase of scanning allows to visualize ureters and bladder filled with contrast is important for patients with suspected anomalies of the urinary system or malignant tumors).
High-quality examination of images of the internal organs of the abdominal cavity and pelvis in three projections, with 3D color reconstruction of the renal arteries, ureters and bladder.
The lowest possible dose of radiation load on the patient while maintaining high image quality, thanks to the use of a current modulation system (SUREExposure 3D).
How to prepare for a CT scan?
Computed tomography of the abdominal cavity and pelvis is performed with the injection of radiopaque contrast agent. Contrast "colors" all internal organs, blood vessels and adjacent structures for better visualization of pathological changes. During the day, the kidneys filter out the contrast agent and remove it naturally in the urine. To check the quality of the urinary system, before diagnosis, all patients undergo blood sampling to determine the kidney samples (creatinine).
Before the examination, the nurse places a peripheral catheter in the patient's vessel (on the arm), and performs a blood sample for this analysis, which is prepared for 20-30 minutes. If the patient has no contraindications and creatinine levels are within normal limits, he is referred to the computed tomography room for examination.