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Renal ct scan with contrast

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
No: CT of abdomen is a fairly routine test and not considered a radiation danger. Th incidence of allergic reaction to contrast is 1-3% with non-ionic age... Read More

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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 21 years experience
Hyperdense cyst: On noncontrast CT scans, most simple kidney cysts look very dark or hypodense because the fluid inside of them is just like water. A hyperdense cyst ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
Protein: Hyperdense cysts can be associated with higher amounts of protein which will increase density. Sometimes these cysts may have a little blood or fibri... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Urology 22 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Medina
General Practice 39 years experience
Relatively common: The parapelvic renal cyst is a relatively common finding on routine urological examination but rarely needs treatment, unless it causes pyelonephritis... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Atrophy: Renal cortical thinning is seen due to functional loss of nephrons. There are many causes of "medical renal disease"which result in atrophy. Hypertens... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
Radiology 22 years experience
Likely no, but..: What you report are largely seen incidental findings but a few loose ends here should be addressed to make sure there is nothing more insidious ie.. h... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
When to Worry: Yes. Of course. He has cancer. It is normal to be concerned.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
Hematology and Oncology 18 years experience
More testing!: Next step is to have a complete staging including chest ct with contrast, bone scan and ct or MRI of the brain if indicated. If all negative, kidney s... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
It means: the kidneys look normal

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