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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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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Do you need IV contrast with CT colonography/oscopy?

Do you need IV contrast with CT colonography/oscopy?

It depends...: Some centers use IV contrast, citing increased sensitivity for the detection of polyps. Other institutions feel the risk of complication from IV contrast outweighs the benefits and do not give IV contrast. I would discuss it with the radiologist reading your study and determine what will be best in your case. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Colonoscopy need IV insertion?

Maybe: I have performed colonoscopies with no sedation. In that case no IV is required. Otherwise, ivs are used for Propofol or versed sedation. ...Read more

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Is contrast mandatory for abdomen CT scan?

Is contrast mandatory for abdomen CT scan?

No: Iv contrast is often not used when the ct is for the purpose of looking for renal stones and in people with a history of contrast allergy or renal disease. It is often helpful in assessing persons with nonspecific abdominal symptoms as it will better show areas of inflammation, infection, and tumor. ...Read more

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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) question--what medication is used?

Cystografin contrast: Is the "dye" used, it is introduced through a catheter and is not medication. I personally have gentamicin 80mg added to the cystografin before instillation into bladder to reduce the mild risk of causing a UTI to virtually nil. ...Read more

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How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

How is an intravenous pyelogram actually performed?

By injecting dye: When a contrast material is injected into a vein in the patient's arm, it travels through the blood stream and collects in the kidneys and urinary tract, turning these areas bright white on the x-ray images. An ivp allows the radiologist to view and assess the anatomy and function of the kidneys, ureters and the bladder. ...Read more

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What can an abdominal CT scan with IV dye and barium sulfate solution find?

What can an abdominal CT scan with IV dye and barium sulfate solution find?

Many things: In general areas of abnormal growth such as a tumor or fluid cyst, or areas of swelling such as inflammation or infection. The intravenous contrast solution and swallowed barium help the radiologist identify and separate nearby structures and organs, and help to better visualize possible abnormalities. ...Read more

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Poor vision after IV infusion of contrast dye?

Poor vision after IV infusion of contrast dye?

Needs evaluation: Rarely contrast dye can knock loose some intravascular deposits which can lodge in narrow vessels and change the function of the part supplied. This has been reported rarely with the ophthalmic vascular supply. Have you ophthalmologist see this immediately to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Does pelvic CT scan show kidneys?

Does pelvic CT scan show kidneys?

Not usually.: The kidneys are normally seen in the abdomen. However, they can be located in the pelvis. Occaisionally we'll see a part of the kidneys depending on where they're located on a pelvic ct scan. ...Read more

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Would a IV contrast abdominal CT scan show any signs of kidney damage?

Would a IV contrast abdominal CT scan show any signs of kidney damage?

Possible : The IV contrast provides imaging of blood flow into kidneys and will detect blockages, aneurysms, asymmetric flow, mass, structural problems. Lab draw and renal panel provide functional information on how your kidneys are performing as filters. Your doc will want to follow up with you after all the studies are complete to give you results. The IV contrast itself can be damaging to your kidney. ...Read more

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Is renal scan safe?

Is renal scan safe?

Safety...: A renal scan is relatively safe. It does subject you to a small amount of radiation but the benefits of performing the scan should outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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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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Ct showed dilated ureter possibly megaureter 5 yrs ago.Nephrologist not worried.Different dr.Ordering 2 MRI w/contrast.Is contrast concern for kidney?

Ct showed dilated ureter possibly megaureter 5 yrs ago.Nephrologist not worried.Different dr.Ordering 2 MRI w/contrast.Is contrast concern for kidney?

Maybe: Gadolinium the contrast agent used for MRI is not be used if the kidney function is low ie GFR less than 30. Otherwise it is probably ok. ...Read more

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Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) procedure?

Voiding cystourethrogram (vcug) procedure?

What is question?: Cath in bladder, filled with contrast, urinate and get x-rays. Can show reflux and urethral abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is an ivp scan?

What is an ivp scan?

X ray with iv dye: X rays of kidneys and renal tract before and injecting intravenous dye. ...Read more

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Do CT scans show appendicitis without using contrast fluid?

Do CT scans show appendicitis without using contrast fluid?

less accurate: While there is controversy about the liberal use of ct scans for the diagnosis of appendicits, it does increase accuracy of diagnosis. There are several parameters on ct scan that are used to diagnose or exclude appendicitis: visualization of the appendix, free fluid around the appendix, blurred fat or fat stranding around the base of the appendix and free air in the area of the appendix. ...Read more

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How are contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography different?

How are contrast ventriculography and radionuclide angiography different?

Ventrivculography: Both are different tests with different techniques. Contrast ventriculography is a cardiac catheterization procedures used to assess heart pumping function. Radionuclide angiography is a nujclear scan (muga scan) used to assess pumping function of the heart. Catheterization is an invasive procedure and muga scan is non-invasive procedure with minimal risk. ...Read more

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Is contrast fluid necessary in a CT scan looking for appendicitis? ?

Is contrast fluid necessary in a CT scan looking for appendicitis? ?

depends: Acute appendicitis can be diagnosed with good accuracy by history, physical exam, ultrasound, and non-contrast ct scan of abd/pelvis. Now is some cases, where exam, history and other imaging is not diagnostic and observation of the patient with a surgeon is not possible, more sophisticated imaging, contrasted ct can help. Be well. ...Read more