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Need doctor advice. Where do they inject the dye for a head CT scan?

Arm vein. The contrast is injected in an arm vein and the contrast is distributed into the arterial and venous system of the head. Read more...
CT contrast. It is injected into an iv, which is usually placed in either the hands or arms. Read more...
Read more about it. To learn more about ct scans with contrast and how they are conducted, please check out: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/ct-scan-with-contrast.Html. Contrast is almost always injected into the arm or wrist veins. Read more...

Could they inject you with something when you get a head CT scan?

Possibly. Ct scan of the head can be done either with or without contrast injection. It depends of what your symptoms are and what the doctor that ordered the ct scan is looking for. Read more...

I get bad headaches because I have calcium buildup in my head. Ct scan confirmed calcium buildup. I am scheduled to see a doctor. How bad is this?

Difficult to answer. Many structures in the brain calcify. On ct exams it usually doesn't mean anything. Some calcify before we are even teenagers. If you have high calcium in your blood, this is a different story and your doctor will better answer your question. Read more...
"Calcium buildup" in the brain is too nonspecific to venture a guess. There are many structures in the brain that can calcify, normally and abnormally. What specifically is calcified? Read more...

I did head ct scan at age of 12 can it cause cancer?

No. That is rubbish. The amount of radiation in a CT scan is about equal to the extra cosmic radiation you would get from a vacation in Denver. You need to stop reading scare stuff by crooks on the internet. . Read more...

Please tell me can single head CT scan lead to cancer?

Not likley. With the rare exception of people with extreme gentic susceptibility, it is extremely unlikely that a single head ct would cause cancer. If you are so concerned, disucss, getting an MRI rather than a ct, with your doctor. Read more...
There is a minimal. theoretical risk with every exposure. You can calculate it with an interactive tool at xrayrisk.com. Read more...

If I conceived a week after a head ct scan will this affect the fetus?

No. The x-Ray radiation from the CT scan is an instantaneous process, once the radiation has passed through your body, none remains in side of you. The X-Rays can do some DNA damage when passing through you, and could potentially damage a growing fetus if they were directly scanned. If you had only a head CT and not abdomen the exposure of the egg that was fertilized would likely be negligible as well. Read more...

What is the risk for cancer from single head CT scan if CT scan is done on baby?

Little. This appears to be a very low risk situation. If the baby was to get repeated scans that would increase the risk. Read more...
Cannot say. Clearly, there is a potential risk of cancer from radiation exposure. The greater the exposure(s), the greater the risk. One cannot quantify the risk, but it is likely quite low. This has to be balanced against the reason for doing the scan. When there is a legitimate reason for scanning, the risk of not doing the scan and missing something vastly outweighs the risks. Read more...
Probably less than1% First, benefits must outweigh risks when a ct is considered for a baby. Low dose rt from imaging is very relevant in current news. Ct head prob gave <10 to 50 mgy with then cancer induction risks estimated to be <1%. Read more...