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Is a CT scan without ivp dye as accurate as a CT scan with ivp dye of the abdomen? I have anaphylaxis to the dye.

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Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology
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Contrast (dye) adds additional characterization of soft tissues, vascular structures, and the urinary collecting system. Ct with contrast (if your dr. Feels the risks of a prophylactic steroid prep and a hospital based exam outweigh the risks) is an option or more safely, consider MRI or possibly an ultrasound.

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Contrast (dye) adds additional characterization of soft tissues, vascular structures, and the urinary collecting system. Ct with contrast (if your dr. Feels the risks of a prophylactic steroid prep and a hospital based exam outweigh the risks) is an option or more safely, consider MRI or possibly an ultrasound.
Dr. Harry Zegel
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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dye often better

Generally speaking, the dye often yields a better result.
Ask the dr.'s what they are looking for and you can discuss with the radiologist what test is best for you with your dye allergy. If important, you may need to be given a prep for a dye allergy. Best wishes.

In brief: Dye often better

Generally speaking, the dye often yields a better result.
Ask the dr.'s what they are looking for and you can discuss with the radiologist what test is best for you with your dye allergy. If important, you may need to be given a prep for a dye allergy. Best wishes.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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