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Bun And Creatinine Test After Contrast Ct Scan
Good morning. I recently had a CT scan performed. As part of the preliminary test, they did a creatinine screen. My level was 1.24 and egfr of > 60.
Good for you: I am a pathologist and lab specialist. Serum creatinine has a lot to do with muscle mass. When I was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6 to 1.8. The GFR's estimated from spot creatinines are subscience and even include a racial adjustment "because black people are more muscular." It is bogus. Be grateful for good health. ...Read more
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
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 looks much lighter or brighter compared to the kidney itself. This usually just means that there is high protein in the cyst or that the cyst has bled at some point. ...Read more
What is a hyperdense renal cyst on a non-contrast CT scan? Contrast not give b.c. creatinine 1.49.
4 days after contrast CT scan blood free Ca was I. 1, 35 mmol K was in 5, 7 sodium in 143 mmol cretinine and mg were normal can this be the contrast?
Yes: This is basically a normal creatinine especially if you are a solid-built lady. When I was working out every day, my creatinine ran 1.6 or 1.7. The GRF 's estimated are subscientific -- there is an adjustment for race "because black people are more muscular." You are not a kidney patient unless there is something else. Best wishes. ...Read more
My GFR is 52, BUN 29, and creative 1.12. CT scan for GI showed cyst in one kidney. I am 49 year old female grandfather, father, and sister all had ki?
Mild kidney CRI: Your numbers indicate mild chronic renal insufficiency & or decreased kidney functions. If you have cyst less than 5 cm - it is not worrisome. Any cyst close to 5 cm should by monitored periodically by ultrasound., At best consult Nephrologist - especially if u have some significant family history., Avoid nephrotoxic drugs as much Ibuprofen (NSAID's). ...Read more
Collar bone pain, swelling. X-ray, CT scan nl. Labs for sed rate, cpk, creatinine kinase, CBC all nl. Pcp, pain dr stumped. Any ideas or suggestions?
Do you lift weights?: If you lift weights (benchpress), that might be the culprit. The muscles and ligaments that attach to the collarbone are shown in the diagram. If your pain is at one of these places, you likely have a strain from lifting. If you've fallen on your outstretched arm, the same thing can happen. Also, ask your doctor about osteonecrosis (dying bone due to lack of blood supply). Hope that helps! ...Read more
What causes enlarged liver (20.5cm) with normal LFTs? Only abnormal labs in ER were low creatinine (0.5) and low BUN (5). No masses on CT. 24yo, BMI 25, no etoh. What should I ask my dr next week?
Enlarged liver: As a start, someone needs to reevaluate that test and determine what portion of the liver was measured. 20 cm at the midclavicular line is large, but it is not in other planes. In the US, the most likely reason would be fatty liver, which is supported by the BMI of 25, which the NIH would say is overweight, but you need to be evaluated by a hepatologist to be sure nothing else is missed. ...Read more
Can high calcium and potassium in blood taken 4 days after contrast CT scan be caused by the contrast? Normal creatine and urine test
Yes: Newer contrast today withnon-ionic iodonated contrast has less potential for side effects compared to the older generation of contrast. However, contrast-induced nephropathy can occur within anywhere from 1-5 days, with incidence of 0-40% depending on your risk factors, such as pre-existing diabetes, metformin usage. Potassium and calcium levels can increase due to decreased kidney function. ...Read more
Could a CT scan with contrast affect a estrogen test the following day? Could it cause it to be low
Not likely: Estrogen levels fluctuate depending on where you are in your menstrual cycle. If your estrogen was very low (in the menopausal range) your fsh level should generally be high. If your fsh was not checked, or it was checked and was nomal, I would just consider asking to have your estrogen level retested. ...Read more
Would a CT scan w/ contrast indicate if one kidney is struggling while the other functions normally? If not what tests would?
Hit head 5 days ago. Worsening headache since then. NON contrast CT scan today due to vomiting once this morning. Normal scan. Is this test sensitive?
Yes, it is very: Sensitive for detecting clinically significant post traumatic intracranial bleeds or skull fractures ...Read more
Ct scan dects brain aneurysms? Is it possible for a CT scan without contrast to reveal an unruptured brain aneurysm? Is the test meant to find that sort of thing?
Dear wants to check for plaque in heart. He's doing a cardiac ct scan with contrast. Is this a good test for this?
The cardiac CT is a very accurate test for seeing any plaque (cholesterol buildup) in the heart. It is more sensitive than an angiogram at seeing early blockages. It is more sensitive than a nuclear stress test, stress echo, or treadmill stress test.
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Best wishes! ...Read more
My doctor wants me to get a CT scan with contrast to see if I have the varicella-zoster virus in spinal fluid;. Expensive. Is this only way to test?
If I had a double contrast CT scan of the chest and two chest x rays combine with an exercise stress test would this have showed cystic or pulmonary fibrosis? Would it have showed up on either scan?
Yes!: These disorders should be evident on a high quality contrasted chest CT ...Read more
Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?
Chest Ct scan with trast, stress echo, 3d echicardiogram, cardiac MRI with contrast & Ekg and blood test would this rule out CHD all normal? Done at mayo.
You had a thorough: Evaluation for CHD, and if all of the tests were normal, you can be reassured at this time. Choose a healthy life style and your heart will continue to support you. ...Read more
Iam having cat scan done on my chest. Without contrast. Do I have to fast iam having test done this morning and I don't know if I can have coffee.?
All x-ray: Procedures rely on a difference between things that look more like air than bones. Most things in between like intestines, blood vessels, normal organs are in-between. The contrast fills veins and arteries if iv, or GI tract if swallowed or inserted rectally. It helps distinguish normal from abnormal. ...Read more
Many things.: It can detect many conditions. Ct is particulaly good at detecting bleeding in the acute setting and hydrocephalus, and some masses. It's not nearly as good as MRI for looking at small structures and white matter disease. Both ct and MRI are usually more sensetive and specific when contrast is given. ...Read more
Blood supply: Cancers can either have more or less blood supply than the organs they are in. Without contrast the cancer and organ usually look similar in brightness. But when contrast is given the relative brightness level can become dramatically different based on the difference in blood supply and as a result the tumor is much easier to identify. ...Read more
Brief answer: Ct of chest is more accurate in detecting tumors, nodules, and lung disease. Mri /ct of chest are both good at congenital vascular and cardiac abnormalities. Ct shows coronary artery abnormalities. Ct for bone abnormalites, but MRI betterfor the marrow and soft tissue components. Certain bowel conditions can be identified with both modalities. The liver tumors and biliary system -mr. Kidneys both. ...Read more
To check: Kidney function before you recieve x-ray contrast. See radiologyinfo. Org for more info. ...Read more
It may: But a contrast enhanced study would be more sensitive. If concerned, see a urologist for full evaluation and diagnostic work-up. Best wishes. ...Read more
Iv contrast +/- oral: After taking the contrast, taking the images does not take long. The IV contrast has potential 2 problems. You may be allergic to it like any medicine and it may slow down the kidneys if they are not working near full capacity. Your doc can tell the risk based on blood tests of kidney function. ...Read more
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