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Does Abdomen CT and Abdomen Ultrasound detect the same

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Does Abdomen CT and Abdomen Ultrasound detect the same things or does Abdomen CT provide much more detailed information about all the internal organs?

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no, they do not

they can visualize certain organs better

why was it done?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They don't detect the same things or they do? It will be done, hasn't been done yet because of pain in the Spleen area.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will have an Ultrasound soon because of pain in Spleen area.

They do look at the same things but CT is better than US at certain organs and vice versa.

for the spleen, ultrasound is better

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What about Pancreas?

both will see it but CT is better

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is CT scan usually required after an Ultrasound scan?

No, not always. Not if they find the problem

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How would they know if there is a problem if Ultrasound comes out normal, does it mean there is no problem or they can't find it and would need further investigations such as a CT scan?

If the ultrasound is normal and you are still having symptoms then you need a CT

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