What is the role of CT scanning in the workup of ciliary body melanoma?

Updated: Mar 03, 2020
  • Author: Enrique Garcia-Valenzuela, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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CT scanning of the globe and orbit is more expensive than ultrasonography and is currently not as sensitive. It requires intravenous contrast media. CT scanning is useful to see extraocular extension and to help to differentiate between detachment and a solid tumor.


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