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Is It Possible For A Ct Angiogram To Cause A Stroke
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 21 with tachycardia issue, had an echo, ekgs, cardiac CT angiogram, bloods, chest ct, 24hr holter. Keep getting sweaty and tight in the chest and sometimes skipped beats eating dinner. Causes?
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
36 year old f: ef was measured at 65% with a 2d-echo. 6 weeks later it was measured at 55% during a CT angiogram. Should this be reevaluated? Thank!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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