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Is Abdominal Pelvic Ct Scan With Dye A Very Common Procedure
Yes: Abdominal cat scan is an often used and very helpful tool in diagnosis. It is a common exam to rapidly evaluate emergency center patients. You receive lots of important information quickly. It is also essential in evaluating oncology patients to track their progress or response to therapy. It is also commonly used modality for the more common abdominal and pelvic ailments in the out patient settin. ...Read more
Computed tomography is also known as CT scan. 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
It is not uncommon: Non contrast cts of the abdomen and pelvis are most commonly used in the ec for patients with suspected kidney stones. This is also done in the outpatient setting. Patients may also not be given IV contrast due to poor kidney function or because of previous severe contrast reactions. Even without contrast much information can be obtained but contrast is preferred in most situations. ...Read more
I have to take a CT scan next week for abdomen and pelvis and need to drink barium sulfate. I am concerned about allergic reactions. are they common ?
I read in articles that the dye used for a contrast abdominal/renal CT scan can cause many severe side effects including renal damage/failure. True?
True: IV contrast can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, especially those allergic to iodine or shellfish. IV contrast is removed from the body by the kidneys. If one is dehydrated or has baseline kidney dysfunction, administration of contrast may worsen kidney function, leading to temporary or permanent kidney failure ...Read more
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
X-ray of your belly: Ct, or computed tomography is a special was of taking x-rays that allows up to see the body in slices. We use contrast, a type of x-ray dye, to better see blood vessels (iv contrast) and the GI tract (oral contrast). The abdomen covers from the diaphragms through the kidneys, and the pelvis covers from the hip bones to your upper thighs. They are done for mahy reasons, not just cancer staging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ct scan of pelvic abdomen showed 7mm lung spot on lower left lung dr now ordered a chest CT scan wondering why ?
To see the rest of: ...Your lungs. The abdominal study only shows about a third of your lungs. Your doc will need to see the rest to know what to do. Lung nodules are very common and the vast majority are benign scar(s). Most of the time we just use the ct to follow and make sure there is no growth. There are other tests (pet scan for example) that can be useful when there is concern for cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had two pelvic/abdomen CT scans in one year. Should I be concerned? It said two exposures per CT scan each at 15 msv.
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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