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Contrast Dye Injection
Can contrast dye injections cause a person to have a higher than expected blood alcohol content due to the temporary reduction in kidney function?
Sure: Presumably they gave you that bec you have some significant hip problem. Just don't drink so much that you lose your balance and well you know... ...Read more
Can migraines be a side effect of CT IV contrast dye? Had contrast before w/o issue. Today got migraine 15-20 min post-contrast injection.
Possible: Depending on the dye used sometimes it's cumulatively in the system for a while, even though it depots into tissue. So do make sure you're hydrating well enough that it would dilute the effects of the contrast dye. Make sure you didn't possibly eat or do any of the triggers that are known to cause migraines too. You had a big procedure done, that can add stress and anxiety to it as well. ...Read more
Had MRI today to look at pituitary gland he gave me a contrast material injection which is the dye andnow were injected my arm has gone green nd hurts?
Can having sp. Injections w/ lidocaine, Depo-Provera medrol, (methylprednisolone) isovue contrast dye affect a drug urinalysis?
No: This will not affect drug screens.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: There are many illnesses and problems for which ct is helpful. Ultimately, it is most important for the information obtained from the ct to be combined with the information the doctor obtains from examining you. ...Read more
Define safe, painles: The MRI is generally safe and does not cause problems unless you have claustrophobia. The problems is the contrast (dye) which requires an IV site - & hence a needle venipuncture. The dyes used varies at different places, but (high-osmolar) contrast dyes with Gadolinium have been known to cause nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Ask the doctor ordering the MRI if dye HAS to be used, & for alternatives ...Read more
MR Arthrography: MR Arthrography is performed to determine whether you have a tear in the labrum (the cartilage that covers the shoulder "socket"), sometimes called a SLAP lesion. After numbing the skin, the radiologist will place a needle into the shoulder under X-ray guidance and inject contrast under X-ray to confirm the medication is flowing into the shoulder capsule. This procedure is not usually very painful ...Read more
I am having a mri scan next week with injection I have had to take antibiotics flucoxacillin will this interfere with the injection of dye?
No: The only concern would be if you were to have significant kidney or liver disease. ...Read more
What happens to dyes used in lumbar or cervical epidural injections? Are they absorbed in epidural spaces? Don't they do any damage in epidural space?
Yes: Some radiologists use a dye to confirm placement of the steroid injection but this is not mandatory. Just tell them about your allergy and they can perform the injection without any contrast. ...Read more
14 days ago had MRI w. dye (gadavist) and still have skin reaction (redness, swealling, burning) 5cm around injection site. Normal? Any tests I need?
Without it it just says there is calcified plaque but cannot look at the shape, extent, severity, location of where the plaques are and how they lmit blood flow
http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/SymptomsDiagnosisofHeartAttack/Cardiac-Computed-Tomography-Multidetector-CT-or-MDCT_UCM_446370_Article. Jsp ...Read more
What other specialised tests can a urologist do to diagnose a venous leak?, any alternative than a dye injection in to the penis for a x ray?
Does HSG image abnormality inside of tube, i.e. narrowing, subtle blockage that cannot be imaged by laparoscopy dye injection? Is there need for HSG if laparoscopy says tube is open (ectopic history)
How accurate a brain MRI without dye injection really is in detecting problems like tumors, bleeding or inflammation of brain?
During a brain angiogram, does the catheter remain in my artery while taking xray pics? Or do they take it out after injection of dye?
They take it out: After they are all done.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: The rate of clearance (or excretion) depends on the renal function of the patient. In patients with normal kidney function, 50% of the injected dose will be excreted at one hour, ~83% at three hours, and almost 100% at 24 hours. ...Read more
Was administered contrast dye for an echo. Shortly after, felt very flushed and chest got heavy. Notified nurse, who wasn't concerned. Poss. Reaction?
Some reactions: To contrast dyes are quite normal and expected, which may be why the nurse seemed unconcerned. If you are fine now then it wasn't a very serious reaction and is over. If you have any lingering symptoms or concerns, consult the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more
Have you use CO2 in your practice and has the outcome been just as good as contrast dye. Do contrast dye need to be used to confirm patency afterwards?
CO2 contrast: Understand you are asking about CO2 angiography as an alternate to contrast dye-angiography. It is reported to result in images that are somewhat lower in quality. Patency demonstrated via CO2 angiogram would not need to be confirmed with dye - the reason to use CO2 is lost if it is followed by infusion of dye! ...Read more
What’s the dye used in angiography? I’ve tried researching online, but can’t find an answer. I’m allergic to a lot of things, and i’m afraid I might have a bad reaction to the dye/contrast medium. How can I find out?
Different dyes used: Ask your cardiologist or radiologist who is performing the procedure and ask what dye is going to be used. There are different classes of rcm and they are classified according to their tonicity. The isoosmolar reagents are the least likely to result in reactions. Let your physician know your concerns and they will walk you through the options. ...Read more
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