A 48-year-old female asked:
does a contrast ct scan to view my kidney include both iv and oral contrast? is this an abdominal ct scan or just renal/urinary?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Phillip Goebel answered
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends on what the doctor has ordered and is looking for. No contrast will be used typically if the doctor is looking for kidney stones. If they are looking and the tissue of the kidneys directly, IV contrast will be used. Generally oral contrast is not used when looking for kidney pathology. Your scan will also show the neighboring abdominal organs.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Yes, you will receive both Oral & IV contrast to help visualize kidneys & intraabdominal organs/tissues as well as the abdominal walls, but the bladder may be exempted if the order does not include pelvis.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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