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is abdominal pelvic ct scan with dye a very common procedure

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Dr. William Nyman
38 years experience Radiology
Yes: Abdominal cat scan is an often used and very helpful tool in diagnosis. It is a common exam to rapidly evaluate emergency center patients. You receive ... Read More
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Dr. Irina Vasilyeva
39 years experience Radiology
No, not for barium sulfate: They are much more common for IV contrast.. Are they going to give it to you? Allergic reactions usually happen to the substances with high molecular ... Read More
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Severe reactions: to Barium Sulfate are very rare, about 1 out of 1,000,000. Minor reactions like cramps or constipation are common and usually resolve quickly. Thanks ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
Hernias: It depends on the hernia and if contrats was taken before the scan. There are many types of hernias in different locations
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Dye often better: Generally speaking, the dye often yields a better result. Ask the dr.'s what they are looking for and you can discuss with the radiologist what test ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
22 years experience Urology
True: IV contrast can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, especially those allergic to iodine or shellfish. IV contrast is removed from the body ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Too much to list. : See radiologyinfo.Org for good info.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
2nd opinion : You need to find a radiologist to send the scan to
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
15 years experience Radiology
Consider...: I have seen inadvertent reporting of the appendix before. One of the more common ways this happens is when the radiologist reads a normal study and sa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not completely: A ct scan will detected anatomical changes above a rather low threshold. But some changes are smaller than that and many diseases cause cellular chan ... Read More

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