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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
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 ?
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Call: Your doctor. The office will have the report. ...Read more
Appendiceal Stump: One possibility is ct visualization of an apendiceal stump. This is a residual appendix from incomplete appendectomy most commonly occurs when the appendix is removed prophylactically during another operation with poor visualisation through a distant incision. Also, if appendicitis is complicated by an abscess that surrounds the appendix, inadequate removal can occur leaving a residual stump. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
I have recently had a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis - no diseases.... Can i feel secure now or is a CT scan not that specific ?
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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