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I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

I'm pregnant with chest pain and shortness of breath. I will not have a chest CT angiogram. Will the Drs just put me on heparin without me havin ct?

Discuss with doctor: How far along are you in your pregnancy? Abdomen can be shielded to minimize exposure to the fetus. It is not feasible to advise without knowing more about your health. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Is it possible for a CT angiogram to cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a CT angiogram to cause a stroke?

No: No. Ct angiograms do not cause strokes. Ct angiograms of the head are used to diagnose stokes and ct angiograms of the head/neck and chest can help diagnose the cause of strokes. There is risk of radiation exposure and contrast toxicity (can impair kidney function). ...Read more

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I don't understand why do a CT angiogram if you can see soft plaque? My score was 0 two years ago but I am wondering why do it if you can't see soft ?

I don't understand why do a CT angiogram if you can see soft plaque? My score was 0 two years ago but I am wondering why do it if you can't see soft ?

You can see it: A good CT with contrast will allow you to see "soft plaque" The real.question is why you arrvlooking "soft plaque " are you having symptoms? You are a little young at 26 for atherosclerosis ...Read more

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What is the difference between a CT and a CT Angiogram?

Adding contrast: Computerized axial tomography CAT or CT is a form of x-ray imaging without using any dye or contrast. If the radiologist injects a dye or contrast to highlight the blood vessels during the procedure that would be CT angiogram. ...Read more

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Can you explain how a CT angiogram differs from a regular ct?

Can you explain how a CT angiogram differs from a regular ct?

Contrast & Thickness: Ct angiograms are ct scans with IV contrast. The most unique difference is the thickness of the "cuts". Ct angiogram cuts are typically 2.5mm or thinner. With this resolution 3d reconstructions can be created of the arteries. ...Read more

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What are normal reactions to iodine during CT angiogram?

Warm flush: Warm flush lasting a few seconds. Allergies may cause more severe reactions, but, can usually be treated with medication. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a CT angiogram of the chest the same as CT chest with contrast?

CT techniques: They are similar in many ways. However, the timing of the contrast for CT angiogram is different to allow for better visualization of the blood vessels in the chest. ...Read more

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I had a CT angiogram of chest with contrast and now my dr wants me to have one without contrast. I thought with contrast was always better?

I had a CT angiogram of chest with contrast and now my dr wants me to have one without contrast. I thought with contrast was always better?

With and without: Calcium looks just like contrast on a ct scan. Doing a study with and without will let you see what was simply calcium and what could be blood flow ( contrast is in the blood stream so represents blood flow ). It can be very important to differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Angiogram (Definition)

An angiogram is a picture of the inside of ones blood vessel (vein or artery) created by injecting a clear liquid (radiopaque dye) which appears to be white (or ...Read more


Cta (Definition)

Radiology concerned this refers to computed tomography angiography. See radiologyinfo.Org for more info. Safe test. Gives ...Read more