how long does iodine stay in body when had with ct scan

How long does iodine stay in body when had with ct scan?

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Dr. Addagada C. Rao
General Surgery
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Are you sure.


If radio active Iodine is used it is I-131 which has half life of less than 9days, then calculate every 9 days half of it will be eliminated in the body with I -131. Not bad if we did not synthesize I- 131 imagine if it is I- 129 which had half life of 15.7 million years.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology
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Day


or two.
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After Ct scan what is duration of contrast medium (iodine) in body?

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Dr. Addagada C. Rao
General Surgery
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Are you sure.


If radio active Iodine is used it is I-131 which has half life of less than 9days, then calculate every 9 days half of it will be eliminated in the body with I -131. Not bad if we did not synthesize I- 131 imagine if it is I- 129 which had half life of 15.7 million years.
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How does iodine pass through the body after ct scan?

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It leaves


the body through the kidneys.
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I'll need radioactive iodine therapy in 2 weeks for my thyroid cancer.How can I get rid faster of the iodine in my body from a ct scan I had yesterday?

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Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology

Not likely to work


If you received IV contrast with the CT scan, you will not be able to receive radioactive iodine in 2 weeks. It can take months for the iodine from the contrast to be excreted. You may be able to increase the rate slightly by taking a diuretic, but the best thing will be to wait at least 2 months.
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Do hospitals supply iodine pills before a CT scan?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease
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No


It's not necessary. The amount of radiation is small.
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Can you be allergy tested for iodine constrast dye before ct scan?

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Not aware of testing


The risk of an adverse reaction to non ionic IV contrast dye is very low, less than 1 in 100 injections. Most of the reactions are mild and easily treated. Severe reactions occur in 1-2 per 10,000 injections of IV non ionic contrast. If a person was severely allergic to many different things, perhaps a consultation with an allergist could be obtained.
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I have allergy to iodine and gastrografin needed for ct scan. is it safe?

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Dr. Brant R. Ward
Allergy and Immunology
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Yes, but...


Reactions to contrast are usually not caused by a true allergy to iodine (which is rare). Low-ionic strength contrast should be used if you have a history of reactions to contrast, and the radiologist will give you antihistamines and corticosteroids (prednisone) before the test to help prevent a reaction. With this regimen, scans are usually very safe. Talk with the radiologist about your concerns
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I have allergy to iodine. gastrografin needed for ct scan. is it safe for me to take?

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No


If you have iodine allergy, you will need to premedicate with benedryl and possibly solumedrol. You do not "need" gastrografin for your study. You can drink Barium and this will be safe for you.
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How normal would it be for my left kidney to be sore after an iodine injection for a ct scan?

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No


If there is a blockage of the kidney's urine drainage the the increased urine flow from the contrast injection can provoke grater distension of the renal collecting system which could well cause soreness. Let your Doctor know about this to check for any compromise of your urinary drainage from a stone or ureteral stricture.
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if i am allergic to topical iodine, can I have intrevenous iodine for a ct scan with no reaction?

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Dr. David W. Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology
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Maybe


CT contrast agents is usually iodinated and are classifed as either ionic or non-ionic. Some are more allergy-prone than others. CT scan contrast is totally different than MRI contrast. In contrast, MRI contrast agents usually contains chelated gadolinium. Tell the radiologist about your previous CT scan contract allergic symptoms when getting your MRI.
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