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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: There are usually several findings that can be noted on a ct scan &/or sonogram that would make a diagnosis of ovarian cancer more likely. But it woul ... Read More

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Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Gastrograffin: You do not drink barium for a ct scan, only fluoroscopy exams. Barium is too dense for ct. For a ct you drink gastrograffin in order to highlight the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT IV contrast : IV contrast is associated with a very low incidence of acute adverse events, and the bulk of these are not life threatening. Studies report an overal ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Uncommon: People that have appendicitis are more frequently having CT scans to dx this problem. It is not common to not find an appendix especially if there is ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Klein
49 years experience Radiology
Very safe: Assuming you are not allergic to the dye and do not have kidney problems, the dye is safe. People with dye allergies often are allergic to shellfish, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Druy
52 years experience Radiology
Likely nothing: The old protocols for a ct scan with contrast stated that there should be nothing by mouth 4 hours prior to the study. The rationale was to prevent vo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Yes: In general, a ct scan can be safely administered to diabetic and or elderly patients. However, if intravenous contrast is going to be administered, at ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
23 years experience Radiology
Drink water: Taking one metformin pill after having a contrast enhanced cat scan is likely a very low risk. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated to eliminate the ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is safe: Stapedectomy is a surgery of the middle ear performed to improve hearing loss. There is no contraindication for ct or mri.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
CT scan: You will arrive to radiology and have an IV placed. This will be used to inject a contrast material into your veins in order to better visualize your ... Read More

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