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What does it mean to have a head and orbit CT with contrast?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Imaging

Your brain and eyes.
Using dye to get better pictures. See radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: Imaging

Your brain and eyes.
Using dye to get better pictures. See radiologyinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Head CT

A head "ct" is a radiographic scan of your head.
Your doctor apparently also wants to focus on the "orbit" area -- the bony structures that surround your eyes. "contrast" means they're requesting you to have some intravenous medicine during the scan, which will help better delineate certain brain structures. They first should ask if you are allergic to any of these radiographic "dyes".

In brief: Head CT

A head "ct" is a radiographic scan of your head.
Your doctor apparently also wants to focus on the "orbit" area -- the bony structures that surround your eyes. "contrast" means they're requesting you to have some intravenous medicine during the scan, which will help better delineate certain brain structures. They first should ask if you are allergic to any of these radiographic "dyes".
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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