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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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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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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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Is a re CT scan appropriate for 3.4mm stone in right proximal uteter of horshoe kidney? Mild achy pain to right side for 8 months. Ivp was normal.

Is a re CT scan appropriate for 3.4mm stone in right proximal uteter of horshoe kidney? Mild achy pain to right side for 8 months. Ivp was normal.

CT is: Appropriate for following up calculi, but you should probably consult with a urologist about the most appropriate next steps for you. ...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?

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

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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Price of a CT scan?

Call: Hospital or imaging center and ask them their price. ...Read more

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What is it like getting a CT scan like?

What is it like getting a CT scan like?

Read/Watch more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary and demonstration of the actual ct scan procedure:

http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-procedure. Html
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan. Html

the procedure is very quick. If your ct scan requires contrast, you can learn more about that here:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-with-contrast. Html. ...Read more

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How are mr scan and a CT scan different?

Contrast difference: Ct uses a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions to look at differences in tissue density. Mri uses strong magnetic fields instead of xrays to differentiate tissues and gives much better contrast than ct. Ct is typically used in the acute setting to see if there is blood or major abnormalities. Mri is a more specific exam to differentiate abnormalities such as stroke or tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to getting a CT scan?

Yes: Small radiation exposure. Small risk of reaction to the contrast. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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How could this be regarding after a CT scan?

Very sorry: I am very sorry, but I cannot tell what your question is. ...Read more

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I am getting a CT scan what should I expect?

Pretty easy: As in the picture, you will lie on a table which will then slide you into and out of the scanner during the scan. The scanner loos kind of like a big donut. Not nearly as long and narrow as an MRI scanner. Depending on the scan you may be asked to drink barium oral contrast before the scan to opacify the bowel lumen. Also, you may or may not have IV contrast injected during the scan. ...Read more

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My. Ct scan shows a "small splenule" what is this?

My. Ct scan shows a "small splenule" what is this?

A normal: Anatomic variation, sometimes referred to as "accessory spleen". Nothing of concern. ...Read more

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I would like explaination of the result of a CT scan?

Www. Usradreview. Com: If you would like a second opinion on your CT study, visit www. Usradreview. Com ...Read more

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How is pet CT scan done?

How is pet CT scan done?

PET/CT scan: You need to fast for 4 hours first, then you will recieve an injection of a small amount of radioactive glucose (i.e. Sugar). Next you will sit in a recliner chair for about 70 minutes to allow the glucose to distribute throughout you. Then you will lie on your back on the pet/ct scanner (a tunnel shaped machine) for 20 minutes. There are no side effects from the test or restrictions afterwards. ...Read more

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Is barium safe with CT scan?

Is barium safe with CT scan?

Yes,: Barium is safe with a CT scan. Dilute barium is often used as oral contrast for a CT. Non dilute barium (for example from a barium enema) will cause an artifact on CT which could obscure much of the anatomy and render the scan useless, so although it is not harmful to you, it could ruin the scan. ...Read more

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How to read a CT scan report?

How to read a CT scan report?

Your doctor: Your doctor should help you understand your report. Unless you went to medical school or have other medical training, the vocabulary used in most reports will be very confusing, and even using a medical dictionary may not fully explain what the radiologist is trying to communicate. ...Read more

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What is a pet CT scan used for?

What is a pet CT scan used for?

Several uses: In most cases PET CT scan is used for detecting metatases in the body. It can also be used for brain with mets, primary tumors, and epilepsy. Injection of glucose metabolite F18 FDG goes to malignant lesions that are highly metabolic, . Usually more sensitive for detecting smaller lesions. Used in staging malignancies and following patient's response to chemotherapy and radiation ...Read more

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Is a ct scan of the chest safe?

Is a ct scan of the chest safe?

Perspective: It depends on why you are getting it. Is the risk greater than the benefit? If so, then probably not a good idea to get it. If the potential benefit is greater than the risk of not getting it, then I'd say absolutely, get it done. However, just know, the radiation exposure to a CT is about the same as 200 chest X-rays. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan show MS lesions?

On occasion: But not the best images for MS. MRI is the gold standard, NOT the CAT scan. ...Read more

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Meningocele show up on CT scan?

Yes: Depending on the type of meningocele it will show up on a ct scan. Some occur in the head and others in the low back. ...Read more

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Could CT scan's detect glaucoma?

No: The issue is glaucoma is elevated eye pressure which usually does not distort tissue in the eye in the range of a ct scan. There are many tests useful to discover glaucoma which your ophthalmologist can obtain for you.. ...Read more

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Will a cyst show up on a CT scan?

Will a cyst show up on a CT scan?

Probably: But it depends on where the cyst is and how large it is. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan show your ovary?

Yes.: Are you looking for it? It may not be the best test to "look" at your ovary though. ...Read more

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Ok to take Valium before CT scan?

In general, yes: If you are overly anxious or claustrophobic, valium may help. But I would still recommend discussing this with the doctor who prescribed the valium first. ...Read more

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Ct scan of neck results show what?

Ct scan of neck results show what?

Many Things: Ct scans of the neck can show problems with the spine, the spinal cord, the esophagus, the thyroid, the trachea, and anything else that naturally occurs in the neck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Computed tomography (ct scan) or computed axial tomography (cat scan), is a medical imaging procedure that utilizes computer-processed x-rays to produce tomographic images or 'slices' of specific ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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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