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How long does the thoracic spine CT scan with dye take?

How long does the thoracic spine CT scan with dye take?

Very fast: Today's high speed scanners work very quickly. This exam should take around 10 minutes at the most. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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What information do I have to bring along to do the thoracic spine CT scan with dye?

Medical info: Bring insurance cards, medication list, history of surgeries, copayment if necessary, list of drug allergies. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a thoracic spine CT scan with dye?

The IV: An IV is placed for ct scan with contrast. This should be the only pain. The exception might be if you are having a ct myelogram, where dye/contrast is injected directly into you spinal fluid. This is not common. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracic spine CT scan with dye?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a thoracic spine CT scan with dye?

Maybe: While there are not usually blood tests ordered, your dr. May want a serum creatinine to check your kidney function before you get the dye. Talk to you dr. ...Read more

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Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can i still exercise and is it dangerous. Help?

Hi they did a ct scan and told me that incidentally they saw a hemangioma on my lower thoracic spine, can i still exercise and is it dangerous.  Help?

Hemangiomas: are common incidental findings when imaging the spine. They are benign, and generally of no concern. Some radiologists don't bother mentioning them in their reports. They are only a potential problem if they are very large(causing the vertebral body to be weaker and more prone to fracture) or expansile. But that is very unusual, and highly unlikely if yours was only mentioned as "incidental" ...Read more

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ER doctor told me that my ct scan incidentally showed a lower thoracic spine hemangioma, what is it, should i be concern, and what is "incidentally"?

ER doctor told me that my ct scan incidentally showed a lower thoracic spine hemangioma,  what is it, should i be concern, and what is "incidentally"?

Hemangioma...: hemangiomas are abnormal blood vessel collections. Whether or not they need to be treated depends on the exact location and size. The word "incidentally" means something else was being looked for but this was found. You need to follow up with the doctor who ordered the test and see what treatment, if any, is needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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What else would cause middle thoracic spine and cervical pain. I've had all MRI/CT scans?

What else would cause middle thoracic spine and cervical pain. I've had all MRI/CT scans?

Neck and back pain: If MRI negative, pain is likely due to soft tissue inflammation, or fascial restiction, try rest ice, and body work, like massage, chiro, or osteopathy ...Read more

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Just recently had a CT scan of the lungs with dye and now my doc has ordered MRI of my spine with dye. What are the risk of too much dye in system?

Just recently had a CT scan of the lungs with dye and now my doc has ordered MRI of my spine with dye. What are the risk of too much dye in system?

No: The dye as it's called is gadolinium and it shows up and gives very good outline of the areas studied with no scatter artifact. It is excreted fairly rapidly. The tests may not be able 2 b done the same day, 2 allow the contrast 2 clear, but no risk that i know of. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with having dye ran in your spine for a CT scan?

What risks are associated with having dye ran in your spine for a CT scan?

Usually none.: Very rarely there are contrast reactions, which may be severe, but these are extremely rare. Also rarely, seizures have been reported. Most commonly, a headache. ...Read more

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L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?

L spine, CT scan came back normal, only have lower back pain. No uti, stones, etc. Would l spine show lower back tumor? Dr. Says l spine was normal?

MRI: Not likely cancer. Consider a non-contrast MRI of ls spine with flexion and extension, orthopedic or rehab doctor evaluation. May just be muscular, or sacroiliac joint. ...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