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Can I Take Barium For Ct Scan Twice In Same Week
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
I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. are they common ?
I'm doing a barium swallow CT scan. Can I take my Prevacid (lansoprazole) or is a PPI a contradiction?
Ask your doc.: Clarify this with your doctor. With many tests, instructions about taking current meds on the day of testing should be addressed. Check any pre-test instructions you may have received. Or ask the radiology department for the answer (they can contact your doc, too, if there is a question about taking them or not). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of CT scan barium sulfate? How does barium sulfate leave the body once you've had a CT scan? I drank 4 cups of water and 500 ml 1% barium sulfate for a CT scan i had and i was wondering how it leaves the body and how long it takes. I hav
Barium: Barium leaves the body through the intestine in the feces. However, because barium is constipating, some patients may have trouble getting the barium out of the intestine. I would drink plenty of fluids, but if there is no bowel movement for 2 or 3 days, a laxative may be necessary so that the barium can be eliminated from the intestine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to do barium for CT scan. I'm nursing. They said the barium is safe. Is it really safe for her? She is 10 weeks.
Yes. However,: We use different concentrations of barium for ct as opposed to conventional fluroscopy. If you had an upper GI series, small bowel series or barium enema, that needs to pass through the GI tract before you can take the oral barium for ct which is much more dilute. Barium sulphate suspension is essentially inert, and completely safe to ingest. ...Read more
Had Barium xray/neg.Ct scan/neg. Still feel like constant pnd. Any suggestions of what this feeling might be? Been going on since April.
What is PND: Sorry but not sure what you mean by PND? In doctor speak PND stands for paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, which is awakening at night because you become short of breath due to symptoms of heart failure. I don't think that is what you meant. Please repost, I will be here online for a while and will try to answer your question. Thanks Dr R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more