Pelvis CT is used for imaging the bones of the pelvis and the organs of the pelvis. CT is excellent for visualizing the bones of the pelvis for evaluation of fractures in the event of injury and for evaluating the extent of bleeding in the event of injury to pelvic organs.
Female organs, like the uterus and ovaries can be seen well on CT, more so the uterus than the ovaries. The urinary bladder and the male prostate gland are also seen on CT of the pelvis. The bony structures of the pelvis, the sacrum and the coccyx can be well seen when scanning to evaluate for any fractures of these bones. Bone density can also be seen in imaging the bony pelvic structures.
Portions of small intestinal loops extend down into the pelvis and portions of the distal colon and rectum are also seen in pelvis CT.