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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience Radiology
Easy test: You will need to lie still on the ct scanner table for about 5 minutes. If the ct scan is order with contrast injection into a vein, then you need to ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Check out: Radiologyinfo.Org.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: I believe you are referring to the use of ct scanner in a new procedure for implanting deep brain stimulation electrodes to treat parkinson disease, ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Small: Xrays small risk of cancer. Contrast small risk of reaction or renal damage. Go to acr accredited scanner to be safe. See radiologyinfo.Org.
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It is a pain free procedure, if you are claustrophobic discuss this with your doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Amount: Table moves with each rotation of the x-ray tube in the scanner.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
CT scan: Computed tomography is an xray test to examine internal organs.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
33 years experience Radiology
No: A routine ct does not cause pain. Even if contrast is given, only a small IV is placed and no pain medicine is necessary. If you have an underlying c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Same thing. : It means the same thing. A ct scan.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No: It depends upon what you need to visualize. If you need to see the cerebellum, a ct scan doesn't work as well as an mri. If all you need is to look at ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience Internal Medicine
CT angiogram: It is being done much more often when it is necessary to visualize blood vessels (for example to see if there's a blockage). There is some radiation ... Read More
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