What are Pelvis or Pelvic CT Scans?

Pelvis or Pelvic CT scans can look for medical issues dealing with the organs or structures in the pelvis. For a woman, these include the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. For a man, the pelvic organs include the prostate gland and the seminal vesicles.

Both Abdominal and Pelvis CT scans look at the abdominal and pelvic organs (such as the liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas, and adrenal glands) and the gastrointestinal tract. They are ordered often times to check for a cause of pain. They are also frequently ordered to follow up on an abnormality seen on another test such as an ultrasound.

Pelvic CT scans can help find cysts, abscesses, infections, tumors, aneurysms, enlarged lymph nodes, foreign objects, or even bleeding in the belly. Done correctly, CT scans of the pelvis can help detect diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and appendicitis.



There are many other types of CT scans. Click any of the ones listed below to find out more:

Abdominal or Abdomen CT scans
Adrenal Gland CT scans
Arm CT scans
Bile Duct CT scans
Brain CT scans
Chest (thorax) CT scans
Gallbladder CT scans
Head CT scans
Leg CT scans
Liver CT scans
Neck CT scans
Pancreas CT scans
Pelvis CT scans
Sinus CT scans
Spine CT scans
Spleen CT scans
Urinary tract CT scans







GOOD SOURCES FOR FURTHER READING: Dictionary of Medical Terms, 4th Edition, from A&C Black Publishers Ltd., Grey's Anatomy, The Classic Collector's Edition, by Henry Gray, Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, Second Edition by Mayo Clinic, Howard Gallager, Mayo Foundation, Women's Health, Men's Health and Health for Seniors all by Professor Peter Abrahams, the National Cancer Institute, the American Medical Association, the National Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Radiology.





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