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Nuclear liver scan and ultrasound inidicated mild liver inflammation. But nothing more. Is it still possible to have cirrhosis? H

Nuclear liver scan and ultrasound inidicated mild liver inflammation. But nothing more.  Is it still possible to have cirrhosis? H

No: Technically, cirrhosis is defined as fibrosis and nodule formation in the liver which is strictly speaking a biopsy diagnosis. Blood tests can measure fibrosis. When you have cirrhosis, you are usually sick with symptoms and signs typical of the disease. If all you have is abnormal liver function tests it is unlikely that you have cirrhosis. Why are they abnormal? Ask your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Which scan would be ideal to exam the spleen and liver. A CT scan, spleen and liver scan(nuclear), or sonogram?

Which scan would be ideal to exam the spleen and liver. A CT scan, spleen and liver scan(nuclear), or sonogram?

Depends for what: Ct is probably the best out of the ones you listed because it gives high spacial resolution and contrast. Mri would give even better contrast but this is likely not necessary. Us will show the size of each organ and any large lesions; it does not have associated radiation like ct or nuclear med scan. Nuc med scans typically used for specific purpose only, not general evaluation. ...Read more

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Coping with Nuclear or Radioactive Releases (Checklist)

Listen to instructions from Emergency Broadcast Network
daily
if must shelter in place,duct tape all outside doors,windows,chimneys
once
Have a weeks worth of rations,water,iodine pills if at high risk
once
Have Batteries,flashlight,transistor radio,first aid kit handy
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What is the dye commonly used for a liver scan?

What is the dye commonly used for a liver scan?

Depends on scan?: There are multiple types of liver imaging available. Ultrasounds don't use any dye. Cat scans use iodinated dyes. Mri scans use gadolinium based dye. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to have a chest scan and a liver scan with contrast?

What to do if I have to have a chest scan and a liver scan with contrast?

Not much: Chest CT can use intravenous contrast material and xrays to perform test and get 2D and 3D images in multiple planes, sagittal, coronal , and transaxial. Usually without food for several hours prior to exam. Few people may be allergic to contrast.Liver scan if nuclear medicine test requires injection intravenously of nuclear material, acquisition of images, usually no prep and no allergy to med. ...Read more

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Why no coffee before liver scan?

Why no coffee before liver scan?

Fasting: You need to be completely fasting for 4-6 hours before the scan so that the gallbladder and biliary function of the liver can be adequately evaluated. Even water is a no-no. ...Read more

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Husband had a negative liver scan, do you think he has cirrhosis of the liver?

Husband had a negative liver scan, do you think he has cirrhosis of the liver?

Need more info: It all depends what you mean by liver scan. If you mean an ultrasound, then it depends why it was done. Need to know the underlying condition. It's difficult to say if he had cirrhosis at this point. ...Read more

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I got a stomach scan and liver scan, now what?

I got a stomach scan and liver scan, now what?

Very little: if these scans were utilizing nuclear medicine , radioactivity, radiation will mainly dissipate within 24 hours. The degree of radiation should not inhibit activities unless breast feeding or prolonged close contact with baby.. If CT or MR nothing special needs to be done., Mother may abstain from breast-feeding for 24 hours with active expression and discarding of breast milk during this time pe ...Read more

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What to do if I had a stomach scan and liver scan?

Very little: if these scans were utilizing nuclear medicine , radioactivity, radiation will mainly dissipate within 24 hours. The degree of radiation should not inhibit activities unless breast feeding or prolonged close contact with baby.. If CT or MR nothing special needs to be done., Mother may abstain from breast-feeding for 24 hours with active expression and discarding of breast milk during this time pe ...Read more