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Does a contrast CT scan to view my kidney include both IV and oral contrast? Is this an abdominal CT scan or just renal/urinary?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on what the doctor has ordered and is looking for. No contrast will be used typically if the doctor is looking for kidney stones.
If they are looking and the tissue of the kidneys directly, IV contrast will be used. Generally oral contrast is not used when looking for kidney pathology. Your scan will also show the neighboring abdominal organs.

In brief: Depends

It depends on what the doctor has ordered and is looking for. No contrast will be used typically if the doctor is looking for kidney stones.
If they are looking and the tissue of the kidneys directly, IV contrast will be used. Generally oral contrast is not used when looking for kidney pathology. Your scan will also show the neighboring abdominal organs.
Dr. Phillip Goebel
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Dr. James Lin
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Here are some ...

Yes, you will receive both Oral & IV contrast to help visualize kidneys & intraabdominal organs/tissues as well as the abdominal walls, but the bladder may be exempted if the order does not include pelvis.

In brief: Here are some ...

Yes, you will receive both Oral & IV contrast to help visualize kidneys & intraabdominal organs/tissues as well as the abdominal walls, but the bladder may be exempted if the order does not include pelvis.
Dr. James Lin
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