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What kind of complications might happen from a chest ct scan with dye?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Allergy: The main risk is concern for an allergic reaction to the contrast dye. Damage to the kidney is also a big concern. The good thing is that the kidney can usually recover from this on its own with IV fluids and careful observation.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Why might someone need a chest CT scan?

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Dr. Jean Jeudy
Radiology 17 years experience
Chest CT: Including but not limited to: 1) Abnormal chest xray, 2) Persistent clinical symptoms, 3) Smoking or other inhalational exposure where chronic lung disease or cancer is suspected, 4) Chronic lung disease/fibrosis of some other cause, 5) Cardiovascular abnormalities. Basically there are lots of reasons depending on your history or symptoms. Talk with your primary doc and your radiologist!

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Last updated Mar 11, 2015

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