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Abdominal ct scan without contrast

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
A Verified Doctoranswered
24 years experience
No: There is little radiation from ct scan. You need mega doses for radiation poisoning.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
No: No. Amount of radiation with 2 ct scans will not cause a problem.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 44 years experience
Adrenal adenomas: With most gland problems, first figure out if the hormones are elevated. If so, THEN go looking for the tumor. This is because all glands form nodul... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
One scan: That is one scan. No worries about excess radiation exposure unless a patient needs serial scans, such as to monitor the abdomen every few months for ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: However, there are techniques to reduce radiation exposure. Also, make sure you ask the reason for both scans, as many times there is no clinical need... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice 34 years experience
Yes: Yes it can but the slices of he scan need be small enough to determine the presence of a small herniation. Ultrasound is probably a faster and cheape... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
Radiology 22 years experience
Bowel: Oral contrast will help in evaluating the bowel.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Discuss with doc: These dyes have had enormous clinical use and rarely cause any problems. The only risk is ultra rare sensitivity which usually occurs in those who ha... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajit Kurup
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There is no specific pathology that can be identified by CT scan in IBS.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Tri-phasic CT: Tri-phasic ct scans are used to evaluate the structure, the blood vessels and the nature of the organs. The three phases are: 1) before the intraveno... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
May not be. : Please make sure work up of your problem continues if you are still having symptoms. No test is perfect.
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