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Unformatted text preview: seen by a regular photo will also help the doctor to determine if a patient has Diverticulitis. A CT scan is similar to an X-ray but is more detailed and shows the doctor a much clearer picture of the abdomen because Diverticulitis symptoms can mimic that of colon cancer it is important for a doctor to run extra tests such as a CT scan. A ultrasound is a test that shows the area of your problem such as the abdomen through a sonogram machine in which the doctor is able to see what is happening in that area at that time. (2010,Hunter K) DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT 3 When this type of disease is diagnosed by a doctor it can be difficult to agree if it is the right diagnoses because of the fact this disease mimics colon cancer. If every possible test was done it would be much easier to agree with the doctor on his or her diagnoses. References: 2005-2010 Web MD, (2010, Hunter K) Unpublished paper, Diagnoses and treatment, HCA 240, University of Phoenix, Phoenix AZ...
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- Winter '10
- Medical imaging, Diverticulitis, Medical ultrasonography