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Is a CT scan without ivp dye as accurate as a CT scan with ivp dye of the abdomen? I have anaphylaxis to the dye.

Is a CT scan without ivp dye as accurate as a CT scan with ivp dye of the abdomen? I have anaphylaxis to the dye.

See answer: Contrast (dye) adds additional characterization of soft tissues, vascular structures, and the urinary collecting system. Ct with contrast (if your dr. Feels the risks of a prophylactic steroid prep and a hospital based exam outweigh the risks) is an option or more safely, consider MRI or possibly an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

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


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Anaphylactic shock in 1987 from ivp dye for ct. Now need CT w/ contrast. 1 dr says i can have it because dye is different. Other dr says no. Thoughts?

Anaphylactic shock in 1987 from ivp dye for ct. Now need CT w/ contrast. 1 dr says i can have it because dye is different. Other dr says no. Thoughts?

IV contrast allergy: There are two basic types of dye used: ionic high-osmolality contrast media (hocm) and non-ionic low-osmolality contrast media (locm). Locm has become the preferred form of IV dye in recent years, given its better safety record. If you had hocm before, you may be ok with locm. You need to figure out what you had before and then proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Ct scan, mri, nuclear medicine imaging, ivp scan, how are they different?

Ct scan, mri, nuclear medicine imaging, ivp scan, how are they different?

Quite different: Ct involves xray type radiation with cross sectional imaging in transaxial, sagittal, and coronal projections. Nuclear medicine, internal irradiation either injected intravenously, inhaled, ingested, injected subcutaneously.Ivp uses injection of contrast material for visualization of kidneys and bladder with x-ray. Mr imaging uses no ionizing radiation magnetic fields to generate x-sectional images. ...Read more

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Lap chole monday, CT - admitted OBV, having uncontrolled intermittent ruq and midsternal muscle spasms/contraction uncontrolled by morphine 4 IVP?

What is your questio: What did the CT show ??? It sounds like you have a bile leak or developing abscess. If the initial CT was Neg. / or equivocal then it should be repeated Could also be a leak from the Sm. or Lg. Bowel ...Read more

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What is an ivp scan?

What is an ivp scan?

X ray with iv dye: X rays of kidneys and renal tract before and injecting intravenous dye. ...Read more

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What exactly is an ivp scan looking for?

What exactly is an ivp scan looking for?

Kidney: Drainage by ureters and bladder primarily. Can see renal masses or cysts. Can see if there are problems with renal function. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an intravenous pyelography ivp?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing an intravenous pyelography ivp?

Yes: The dye used for an ivp can be harmful to the kidney; the risk for harm is greater if you have reduced kidney function or diabetes. If there is any concern that you have actual kidney disease, your level of kidney function should be evaluated by checking the creatinine level in your blood. Ultrasound or noncon ct may provide similar information without contrast dye. ...Read more

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What is an ivp looking for?

What is an ivp looking for?

Urinary Tract: An ivp is a test looking for abnormalities of the urinary tract. This includes the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ivp?

What is the definition or description of: ivp?

Intra Venous Pyelogr: Intra venous pyelogram.It is xray test for the kidneys.A dye is injected in the vein and xray pictures of kidneys are taken due to new imaging like cat scan and ultrasound tests, ivp is not done much these days. ...Read more

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Ivp (Definition)

Intra venous pyelogram.It is xray test for the kidneys.A dye is injected in the vein and xray pictures of kidneys are taken due to new imaging like cat scan and ultrasound tests, ivp is not ...Read more