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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
I had a cat scan with contrast. No significant flow identified within inferior mesentteric artery.What to do, is this bad.
Could be worse: 3 arteries supply your small and large bowel, and they have lots of connections between them, so narrowing of only 1 is not terrible. However, if another gets narrow, you could develop intestinal ischemia, which is not good. Also, if the ima is narrow, what other arteries are also narrow - maybe in the brain or legs? Please take this seriously and make a plan with your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone had pneuomonia and has a cat scan with contrast and shows no aboramalities is a bronscopy necessary dr couldn't see tube due to pneum?
Yes: It depends on what you are looking for. CT scans without contrast are very good at evaluating for kidney stones, evaluating lung nodules, looking at the spine and bones and looking for acute bleeding in the brain. Contrast is better when looking at the solid organs of the abdomen, looking for infections and looking for tumors. Ask your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?
Anthing possible: but 1) while I do not know much about you, I assume that you had an indication for the (NEG) scan. 2) http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/brain/incidence/uk-brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancer-incidence-statistics#By2 about the lowest risk age group. The more common (slow growing, NON-mailgnant) type is most likely to show up (meningioma,or pituitary) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: Contrast can damage the kidney, but that is usually an issue with a person with kidney disease. If your kidneys are healthy the contrast is not likely to harm them. ...Read more
It depends: what kind of CT is being performed and for what purpose. for certain indications, adding contrast offers no significant diagnostic benefit. For other indications, contrast is essential and the diagnosis cannot be made without it. What kind of CT are you talking about, and what is your doctor looking for? ...Read more
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