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Do I have to see a specialist to get a brain CT scan with dye ordered?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Can a CT scan without contrast dye detect brain tumours?

Can a CT scan without contrast dye detect brain tumours?

Should do it: If a brain tumor is causing significant symptoms, it should surely be large enough to be detected on a cat scan. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan without dye detect an unruptured brain anuerysm?

Does a CT scan without dye detect an unruptured brain anuerysm?

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

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Can you tell me if I am likely to need dye for an MRI and CT scan of my brain?

Can you tell me if I am likely to need dye for an MRI and CT scan of my brain?

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

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Can a CT scan of the head without contrast dye detect brain aneurysms?

Can a CT scan of the head without contrast dye detect brain aneurysms?

Yes: While plain ct scan is not the best test for aneurysm, large aneurysms can potentially be spotted. Mri is a better test, especially when blood vessels are looked at as well. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Cat scan no dye on brain what are those squiggle lines in you rbrain?

Cat scan  no dye on brain what are those squiggle lines in you rbrain?

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

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a CT or cat scan ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a CT or cat scan ordered?

No: No. Any licensed physician can order a ct or cat scan. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can order them too. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more