"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves" This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

CT scan review

Letter in the post today from heppy doc. copy to GP.

Reporting that though the CT showed no cancer recurrance it was, as I suspected, of limited use because of the lack of contrast dye. The contrast dye shows tumours as bright white. Without it they become grey lumps, merging with an already 'lumpy' cirrhotic liver.

Also despite my having previous CT's at Macclesfield which the radiologist should have been given to use as a comparison, nobody had felt like sharing! So they had nothing to even help compare existing grey with suspicious new grey.

Heppy doc is going to discuss what to do about future CTs at the next Hepatobilliary meeting, which makes sense, as there's no point in wasting money on useless procedures.

We need to think of a better method of imaging without using iodine.

Any ideas anyone?

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