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Hi, I had an abdomen and pelvic ct scan in February. I'm just wondering how far down they scan for the pelvic portion? Do they see the pubic bone, top of the thighs, groin, hip bones?

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Hi, Allison.

A CT exam of the pelvis goes through your symphysis pubis (the bony landmark at the bottom of your torso, front and center). So you can visualize the entire pelvis including hip joint and part of the upper femur.

Hope this helps,
Delia

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Delia White

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I am not qualified to interpret diagnostic imaging or to diagnose disease. Please consult a physician for that information. I am the photographer. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.

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I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

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