HealthCareMagic is now Ask A Doctor - 24x7 |

Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
159 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Article Home Women's Health Computed Tomography in gynecology

Computed Tomography in gynecology

High resolution computed tomography is a major advance in diagnostic imaging which provides two dimensional image. A CT scan identifies gross distortions in local anatomy by using difference in x-ray beam attentuation that results from different densities in adjacent tissues.

CT scan can visualize abnormal massess but definitive pathologic diagnosis is established only with surgical biopsy. CT scan is more expensive than ultrasound.

Indications in gynecology

  • To detect pituitary tumor.
  • To detect ovarian tumor.
  • To determine the cancer of genital tract.
  • To detect the staging of cancer cervix.
  • To determine myometrial involvement in endometrial cancer.
  • To detect para-aortic nodes and obtain needle biopsy to determine retroperitoneal spread of cancer.
  • To determine the spread of ovarian cancer.
  • To detect intraabdominal abscess and hematoma.
  • To diagnose pelivc vein thrombophlebitis.