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CT Contrast 100 ml

CT Contrast 100 ml

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₹ 2000/- CT Contrast is a diagnostic procedure that employs computed tomography (CT) along with a contrast agent to create detailed images of the inside of the body. CT uses X-ray technology to take a series of cross-sectional pictures, and the contrast agent helps to enhance these images by highlighting specific areas of the body. This provides the doctor with a more detailed view that can be vital in diagnosing diseases, monitoring treatment progress, and planning surgeries.

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The contrast agent is generally iodine-based and is introduced into the body through an injection, orally, or via an enema. This agent helps to delineate blood vessels and other structures, making them more visible on the CT images. 100 ml is a typical volume for the contrast medium used in many CT scans.

  • Test NameCT Contrast 100 ml
  • Duration The procedure usually takes around 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the area being scanned.
Specific Instructions:

  • 1

    Fasting : Patients are often asked to fast for several hours before a CT scan with contrast. Usually, only clear liquids are allowed.

  • 2

    Allergies : Inform your doctor if you have any allergies, especially to iodine or contrast dyes.

  • 3

    Medications :Bring a list of all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements.

  • 4

    Kidney Function :Inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney problems, as the contrast can affect kidney function.

  • 5

    Clothing and Jewelry : You might be asked to wear a hospital gown and to remove metal objects including jewelry, eyeglasses, and dentures, which can affect CT images.

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    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding : If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your doctor, as there is a small amount of radiation involved in CT scans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Using a contrast agent helps to make certain tissues and blood vessels more visible on the CT images. This allows doctors to more accurately diagnose conditions such as tumors, blood clots, and infections.

The contrast agent can be given orally, injected into a blood vessel, or administered via an enema, depending on the area of the body being studied.

Contrast agents are generally safe for most people. However, there is a small risk of an allergic reaction or kidney problems. Your doctor will assess your medical history to determine if you are at risk.

During the CT scan, you will lie on a table that moves through the CT scanner. You may be asked to hold your breath for short periods. If contrast is being used, it will be administered during the scan.

After the scan, you can usually go about your day normally. If you received an injection of contrast dye, you might be asked to drink plenty of fluids to help your kidneys process the dye.

Some patients may experience a warm sensation or metallic taste during the injection. Rarely, mild allergic reactions like itching or hives may occur.

The procedure usually takes around 30 minutes, but this can vary depending on the area being scanned.

Yes, unless you were given sedative medications, you should be able to drive yourself home after the procedure.

A radiologist will analyze the images from your CT scan and send a report to your doctor, who will discuss the results with you.

A CT scan with contrast may be recommended to get a detailed view of organs, blood vessels, and other structures. It is especially useful in cases where the doctor is looking for tumors, infections, or blood clots.

You should follow your doctor’s instructions regarding fasting and medications. Wear comfortable clothing and leave jewelry at home.

CT scanners are less confining than MRI scanners, but if you are claustrophobic, let your doctor know. They may be able to use sedatives to help you relax.

If you experience itching, hives, or difficulty breathing after the contrast dye is administered, it's important to notify the medical staff immediately as these could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Yes, children can have a CT scan with contrast, but the procedure is used with caution due to the radiation involved. The doctor will weigh the benefits and risks.

If the findings of the CT scan are abnormal, you should consult the doctor who ordered the test for you. Depending on the findings, you may need to see a specialist.

CT Contrast 100 ml is an invaluable diagnostic tool that can help in the detection and management of numerous health conditions. By helping to create clearer images, it allows for more accurate diagnoses which are crucial for effective treatment planning. It is important to communicate with your doctor, understand the process, and follow any given instructions to ensure the procedure goes smoothly. Through advancements in medical imaging, CT scans with contrast continue to play an integral role in modern healthcare.

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