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What was the result of a CT scan for bladder cancer?

What was the result of a CT scan for bladder cancer?

Immediately following that I had a CT scan which showed thickening of the bladder wall but no sign of cancer. Fortunately my doctor still sent me to a urologist which led to cysto and turbt surgery. The result was a T1G3 (aggressive cancer) diagnosis followed by bladder surgery.

Why does bladder cancer not show on a PET scan?

The kidney pooling problem is why they make you wait at least 20 to 30 minutes after your IV infusion, before doing the scan. They want the kidneys as clear as they can get them. Sign in to react.

Can a CT scan show diffuse bladder wall thickening?

Incidental findings of diffuse and focal bladder wall thickening on CT scan were found to have a low yield for the detection of urinary tract malignancy. Incidentally detected focal bladder mass lesions are more likely to have malignant pathology.

Can a CT scan show the kidneys and bladder?

Imaging of other parts of the urinary tract, like the ureters and kidneys, may take place at the same time as a bladder CT scan. A cutaway of a female body showing the bladder in dark pink. This test may be performed with the assistance of a contrast agent to highlight certain structures in the urinary tract, which is injected before the test.

Can a CT scan show all bladder cancer?

CT scan can show tumors, but may not find all of them, particularly in the bladder. It is just ONE of the diagnostic tools used. If there is a suspicion of bladder cancer, whether found on a CT scan or not, a TURB (transurethral biopsy of the bladder) is necessary to determine IF the abnormality is cancer, and, if so, the stage and grade.

What does it mean when CT scan shows thick bladder wall?

The whole bladder showed up with contrast dye that it is inflammed. I am praying and hoping for good results. I don’t understand the meaning of inflammed and thick bladder wall. Can someone on this wall help me understand thru your experience. Sign in to react. Sign in to react. Sign in to react. Are you sure you want to delete this reply?

Can a CAT scan be used to diagnose cancer?

A CT scan is also sometimes called a CAT scan (Computerized Axial Tomography). While CT scans do show a bit more detail than an ultrasound, they still cannot identify cancerous tissue – and this can easily lead to false negatives.

How is a turb used to diagnose bladder cancer?

It is just ONE of the diagnostic tools used. If there is a suspicion of bladder cancer, whether found on a CT scan or not, a TURB (transurethral biopsy of the bladder) is necessary to determine IF the abnormality is cancer, and, if so, the stage and grade.