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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on scan?: There are multiple types of liver imaging available. Ultrasounds don't use any dye. Cat scans use iodinated dyes. Mri scans use gadolinium based dye.
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Iodine based: Non ionic or ionic - both dyes can be related to kidney failure so testing your kidney function is usually recommended if you are elderly. Some peo ... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
12 years experience Interventional Radiology
Depends: Finding a liver lesion on ct depends on the attenuation difference between the lesion and normal liver.On noncontrast ct many liver lesions usually ar ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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It might not: The dye is used to show blood vessels or vascularity.Solid tissue has blood vessels whereas a cyst , typically, does not.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Radiology: Very.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Biopsy approach: Depending on approach to the liver, you can sometimes stimulate a nerve (did they go between the ribs?). Also, the capsule surrounding the liver is v ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
12 years experience Interventional Radiology
HIDA SCAN? : You are probably referring to a hida (disida) scan - a nuclear imaging study that evaluates the health & function of the gallbladder. A radioactive tr ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagul ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Richards
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Ct scans: Usually if contrast is used since carcinogens are vascular tumors. Mr is also a good test as is forfeiture scanning.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
21 years experience Radiology
24 hours: In a patient with normal renal function, contrast should be out of your system within 24 hours.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Hydrate well after the IV contrast and it will be flushed out by the kidneys, .
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Contrast: This really depends on where it is placed and used. Time will vary based on this.

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