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Is the abdominal pelvic CT scan with dye a risky thing to do?

Is the abdominal pelvic CT scan with dye a risky thing to do?

In general, NO: A ct scan involves radiation, which is of minimal risk although pregnant women should probably delay nonemergent ct. "dye" or contrast as we call it, is also very low risk, however certain people have "contrast allergies" which can range from hives/itching all the way to catastrophic swelling and blood pressure loss which can lead to death. If you have severe allergies, tell your doctor before. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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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What is CT scan of abdomen and pelvic with contrast?

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 more

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What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

What does a CT scan of abdomen and pelvis show?

Shows: All abdominal and pelvic structures. See radiologyinfo.Org for good info. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan of abdomen, pelvis all was fine even appendix, but mine was removed 30 years ago.

Had a CT scan of abdomen, pelvis all was fine even appendix, but mine was removed 30 years ago.

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Usually: Today ct scans are quite reliable for most of the really bad things that can be a problem(they can be ruled out). However you should see a dr to correlate your symptoms with your ct findings for the best assessment and recommendations. ...Read more

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He has already had the Ct scan c contrast of abdomen+pelvis and it was normal. and a cystoscopy and it looked fine. and dr. just c him in 6mos.

He has already had the Ct scan c contrast of abdomen+pelvis and it was normal. and a cystoscopy and it looked fine. and dr. just c him in 6mos.

NO problem mentioned: AS you have mentioned no problem , one might assume there was a concern for some type of tumor. If the doctor has said to resee in 6 month I would follow the advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

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