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Can You Drink After Having Radioactive Contrast Dye And A Ct Scan
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
Could a CT scan miss appendicitis if i wasn't given contrast fluid to drink or wasn't injected with dye?
Could appendicitis be missed on a CT scan if i wasn't given contrast fluid to drink before the scan and didn't have dye injected? ?
yes: Yes but usually not. And if people are super nervous then they would have not sent you out of the office. ...Read more
Egd/ct scan -radioactive contrast dye leaked into daughters arm instead of going to her vein, should I be concerned?
Gastric sleeve leak. Ct scan, endoscopy, and GI swallow test now shows no leak. When I drink blue dye it shows in jp drain...why.
Gastric sleeve leak...had CT scan, GI swallow test, and endoscopy and all show no leak. When drink blue dye it shows up on jp drain???? Why
Limits of studies: All above studies done to detect leak have their limitations and sometime clinical suspicion is the best test!!! Hopefully the leak is small because it did not show on all these tests. Typically situation like this can be managed without need for further operation unless patient is very sick(septic) however surgeon on the case can give the best opinion after evaluating the whole picture. ...Read more
See below: With iodinated based contrast you may get allergic reaction ranging from mild skin rash to severe rash, difficult breathing, severe drop in blood pressure and even cardiac arrest. Patients at risk are those with previous reaction, history of asthma or allergy. Please consult with your doctor. ...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
Radioactivity refers to the particles which are emitted from nuclei as a result of nuclear instability. Because the nucleus experiences the intense conflict between the two strongest forces in nature, it should not be surprising that there are many nuclear isotopes which are unstable and emit some kind of radiation. The most common types of radiation are called alpha, ...Read more
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