I need a CT scan, how urgent is it?

73 year old female had follow up ultra sound to check out polyp in gallbladder no change in polyp but doc saw what he called vague suggestion of sludge or possible change in mucosa he suggested ct scan but ct scan radiologist suggested repeat ultra sound but it not suggest time frame for follow should this be done roght away or in couple of months your comments please



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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
Sludge is better detected by ultrasound , yes do it immediately but this time radiologist will know what your doctor is looking for , I think your doctor asked for CT scan to identify the nature of the sludge if it is calcium or bile sedementation , personally I would go with CT scan not US as treatment plan will depend on nature of the sludge
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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Gall bladder Sludge is usually detected on transabdominal ultrasonography.
But CT scan will show its contents and formation so this will help the treatment..so CT is important and should be done the earliest possible as no complication should happen.
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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this depends on the severity of symptoms and the pathological derangements.
Better to get it done right away so that the treatment can be started as early as possible.
future complications can be avoided if u do it early.
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Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

I believe u should do Alp enzyme level , if its high, do the ct urgently