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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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Can a CT scan without the dye tell the difference between liver nodules and cysts?

Can a CT scan without the dye tell the difference between liver nodules and cysts?

It might not: The dye is used to show blood vessels or vascularity.Solid tissue has blood vessels whereas a cyst , typically, does not. ...Read more

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I had a liver biopsy and have had terrible pain when i breath since. I had a dye-ct scan which was negative. Why such pain?

I had a liver biopsy and have had terrible pain when i breath since. I had a dye-ct scan which was negative. Why such pain?

Biopsy approach: Depending on approach to the liver, you can sometimes stimulate a nerve (did they go between the ribs?). Also, the capsule surrounding the liver is very sensitive and difficult to numb. The pain should go away, but may take time. So long as you feel ok, and the pain is not increasing, you can use whatever meds your doctor suggests. ...Read more

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What is a gb-ct scan for? The tech said it would show how radiation dye go through liver gallbladder to lower intestinal track

What is a gb-ct scan for? The tech said  it would show how radiation dye go through liver gallbladder to lower intestinal track

HIDA SCAN? : You are probably referring to a hida (disida) scan - a nuclear imaging study that evaluates the health & function of the gallbladder. A radioactive tracer is injected in a vein, then allowed to circulate to the liver, where it is excreted into the biliary system and stored by the gallbladder. If gallbladder is healthy its usually visualized within 1 hour of injection. ...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