4 doctors weighed in:

If having Low-dose spiral CT scan chest, or low dose helical CT scan chest, is contrast media injection normally required? Checking lung cancer.

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No,

the low dose screening protocol does not require IV contrast.

In brief: No,

the low dose screening protocol does not require IV contrast.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
Thank
Dr. John To
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

If the scan is bring done to screen to screen for lung cancer in a high risk patient (more than 50 pack years) with no symptoms then IV contrast is not used.
If the patient has a known lung cancer and has had surgery or chemo radiation therapy, most places would use IV contrast.

In brief: No

If the scan is bring done to screen to screen for lung cancer in a high risk patient (more than 50 pack years) with no symptoms then IV contrast is not used.
If the patient has a known lung cancer and has had surgery or chemo radiation therapy, most places would use IV contrast.
Dr. John To
Dr. John To
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
24 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors