Cancers That Show up on CT Scans
Diagnostic imaging professionals use a variety of tools to detect short term illnesses and long-term diseases. Mammograms are utilized to detect breast cancer. Colonoscopies are performed to detect colon cancer. Unfortunately, every type of cancer doesn’t have its own unique test for detection and prevention. CT scans can detect a wide range of cancer types.
At South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA), our diagnostic CT scans can easily detect cancer types that are harder to find. The speed and accuracy of our CT scans can help you begin treatment a lot sooner than ever before.
What Types of Cancers Can a CT Scan Detect?
General imaging studies such as CT scans and MRIs are always conducted when certain cancer types are suspected. Radiologists and oncologists work together to gather as much information as possible so the most effective treatment plan can be created. An accurate diagnosis is a very important stage of this process.
Diagnostic CT scans look at the areas where blood work and X-rays cannot. Here are a few cancer types that are easier to detect with CT scans.
- Bladder Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Colon Cancer
Why Get a CT Scan to Detect Cancer?
Cancer research continues to be the core focus of medical researchers around the world today. Medical professionals have a greater grasp on how to detect, prevent, and treat cancer, but certain cancer types remain harder to detect. CT scans provide a more detailed view of the body and can detect types of cancer that an X-ray or blood test cannot. According to Healthline, some cancer types can form and spread without symptoms for more than ten years.
Does a CT Scan Work for You?
A CT scan makes sense for you if you have a family history of specific cancers or if you are exposed to certain high-risk factors such as smoking. A CT scan can provide you with key information about your health. Check with your general physician to see if a CT scan works for you.
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Learn more about the board-certified sub-specialized Radiologists who read and interpret studies at SJRA here.