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What happens when you get a CT scan of your chest and abdomen if you have lung cancer?

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A CT scan of the chest and abdomen works like this: An X-ray machine linked to a computer takes a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body from different angles. The doctor may inject a dye into one of your veins. You may also get a "contrast agent" to swallow so that the organs or tissues more clearly show up on the scan.

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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