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Do I Have To See A Specialist To Get A Brain Ct Scan With Dye Ordered
No: You do not need a specialist to order a ct scan, however your insurance may not pay for it unless a specialist orders it. This is one of the problems in us healthcare. Any doctor or qualified healthcare provider can order the scan...But insurance may not pay for it. Check with your insurer first. ...Read more
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
Not likely: Most intracranial vascular anomalies, including aneurysms, require IV contrast to be seen on ct head. However, ct without contrast is 90% sensitive for intracranial bleeding. The risks of IV contrast for ct include kidney injury and allergy to contrast dye. Good luck! ...Read more
It helps: Contrast (dye) often adds additional information that is useful. In the setting of acute trauma to the head contrast is often not given. When looking for clues to other neurological problems the contrast can be very beneficial. ...Read more
I am getting a MRI of brain with and without dye.What can the dye show that no dye will not show?Im afraid of the dye.Last CT scan dye caused tremors.
MRI/Contrast: Mri of the brain demonstrates very detailed pictures of the brain. Under certain conditions, such as tumors or recent stroke or infection, contrast will show breakdown of the blood/brain barrier. The contrast used in MRI is completely different from ct contrast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell.: It is possible that you are seeing the convolutions of the brain cortex which kind off make multiple folds into the brain substance on the surface of the brain. ...Read more
Why when in significant pain, get into see the spine specialist but then has to wait a week for a Ct scan then an additional1.5 for appt to go over ct?
CT Scan: Probably this is how things are in your region, Expect this to get worse with Obamacare. ...Read more
A CT scan showed a finding of encephalomalcia possibly from a silent stroke. Should i see a stroke specialist even though it is 5 yrs old?
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
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