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preparation for abdominal ct scan with contrast

A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience in General Practice
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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience in Radiology
Bowel: Oral contrast will help in evaluating the bowel.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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
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A 70-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.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience in Endocrinology
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Very safe: Ct of abdomen is very safe, radiation exposure is negligible, if contrasts are used , only worry is reaction to contrast material.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Robertson
35 years experience in General Surgery
Too long to list: Ct scan is a form of x-ray in which the radiation source & detectors rotate around the patient as she moves through the plane of the beam. As with all ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
See: Radiologyinfo.Org for good info about ct scans.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience in General Surgery
Fast and drink prep: You will be asked to fast for several hours beforehand. Then, you will probably be given some flavored contrast to drink, which is a type of dye to ma ... Read More
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