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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. Walter Husar
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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?

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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What is the normal price of CT angiogram abdomen?

$6500: The average price is $6500 (range $1500 to $15, 000) http://www.Newchoicehealth.Com/directory/procedure/17/ct%20angiography%20-%20chest. ...Read more

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Does a CT angiogram have more or less risk than an mri?

Does a CT angiogram have more or less risk than an mri?

Depends: Ct angiograms expose patients to radiation as well as IV contrast (can affect kidney function). Mris only use contrast and do not expose patients to radiation. Radiation over a lifetime increases risk. Iv contrast is primarily an issue in patients who have borderline kidney function. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to recover from a CT angiogram procedure?

How long will it take for me to recover from a CT angiogram procedure?

Minutes: Unless you have an allergic reaction to the IV contrast, the warm feeling from the contrast is over in minutes. You will have a band-aid from the iv, but will otherwise feel normal. ...Read more

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Ct angiogram and neurologists, can you tell me more about this?

Ct angiogram and neurologists, can you tell me more about this?

CT Angio: CT angiography is an IV contrast enhanced CT scan using special parameters and multiplanar/3D reconstructions to create detailed images of the blood vessels. As a patient, you won't know the difference between this and any other contrast enhanced CT scan. Conventional catheter angiography is invasive, time consuming, and carries more risk, and for many diagnostic purposes, CTA can be utilized. ...Read more

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Having Ct angiogram for issues with severe GI pain and stoma turning white. What will it actually be looking at?

Having Ct angiogram for issues with severe GI pain and stoma turning white. What will it actually be looking at?

Blood flow: They will be looking a blood flow into the abdominal area. It could identify any areas of diminished blood flow which could be an explanation to the symptoms that you are having. ...Read more

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Whats safer: coronary angiogram or CT angiogram?

Whats safer: coronary angiogram or CT angiogram?

Ct vs cath: In simplest terms the ct angiogram would be safer than a coronary angiogram, however, they are usually used in different circumstances. The ct angiogram is useful as a screening tool to see if coronary disease is present. A cardiac catheterization is performed when a patient has an acute coronary syndrome or a myocardial infarction to evaluate coronary disease, or even treated. ...Read more

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Cta (Definition)

Computed tomography angiography. Specialized contrast enhanced CT technique that visualizes the blood vessels. Can simulate a traditional angiogram without ...Read more


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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