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A person with colon cancer, is a pet scan done always after

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A person with colon cancer, is a pet scan done always after a ct scan if a lesion is identified ?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
Hello again.

It is not always done, but it may be done. If the CT scan clearly identifies a lesion as a metastasis, a PET scan may not be done, but if the nature of a lesion is uncertain on the CT scan, which is more common with smaller lesions, then a PET scan may be done.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thx .


Can i just ask , the onco said to my dad that on the scan the image is cloudy so they Cant tell what it is . What can this mean ?

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
It depends If it is a technical issue, then repeating the study may be helpful. If the study cannot get a good image of the lesion, then it means that they would need to use an alternative method to determine whether this is a metastasis, including possibly performing a biopsy.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

IS a liver met usually cloudy ?


why u think the radiologist was able to say on report disease progression and the tumor said not sure ?


the radiologist stated:


10 mm lymph node noted

1 new liver lesion

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
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