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Why Should I Get A Chronicity Scan
If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gall bladder test: Nothing by mouth for 6 hrs.Patient injected intravenously with tc99m hida (radiotracer).Patient lies on table with scaning camera over anterior abdomen. First part of study extraction of tracer from blood stream, visualization of gb and bowel(30-40 min)slow IV injection of cholecystokinin, stimulates gall bladder contraction. (60 min more imaging).Sometimes discomfort possibly related to gb diseas ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 hours: The PIPIDA scan can take up to 4 hours to complete. Once complete, the exam is immediately available for interpretation. You should be able to get an official, interpreted result within 24 hours. You should follow up with the doc that ordered the exam to discuss the results. ...Read more
Gall bladder test: The patient is injected intravenously with tc99m hida (radiotracer). The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.(30-60 min imaging) usually when gall bladder is full, patient is injected IV with cck (hormone to contract gb)patient may experience some pain, and calculate % of gb emptying(60 min. Imaging) normal usually > 35% in adults. ...Read more
Unfortunately: Another way to look at it is the tests routinely done ensure that major structural problems and nerve injuries are not present. So, the problem is one that can be dealt without surgery or invasive procedures that have a good potential to make things worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hepatobiliary study: Patient injected intravenously with isotope tagged to chemical hida that is extracted preferentially by liver cells mimicking bile.Some stored in gall bladder and some enters small bowel from common bile duct. Cholecystokinin, natural hormone, slowly injected intravenously to stimulate gall bladder contraction. Normal function has at least 35% emptying of gall bladder in adults. Some pts have pain. ...Read more
Burn rare accident: Ct scans provide radiation dose 100--250 times higher than a chest x-ray. Very rarely is accidental over irradiation of individual to such an extent that skin burns occur. Quality controls are usually in place to prevent these disasters from happening.Ct scans use far more radiation than conventional x-rays and estimated tresponsible for 70% of medical radiation.Increased cancer risk associated. ...Read more
PETs...: Pet scans can be used for a variety of purposes depending on the specific radiotracer used. Most commonly, pets are done with FDG (glucose) for oncologic reasons. Other uses of pet include cardiac pet (viability and perfusion studies) or neurologic pet (for seizure focus mapping or dementia). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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