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CT Head - Contrast

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Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  2. Get the blood urea and creatinine test done to evaluate kidney function and to ensure safety of contrast before taking up the procedure.
  3. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

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What is CT Head - Contrast?

The Computed Tomography Head (CT) scan with Contrast is an imaging procedure where a contrast dye is injected and rotating beams of X-rays are used to create a detailed three dimensional image of the skull and brain to detect damage or diseases of the brain and skull.

Why is CT Head - Contrast done?

  1. • To detect the fracture of the skull or damage to the brain due to trauma • To detect any internal bleeding in the brain • To determine the risk of stroke or location of blockage in blood flow causing a stroke • To detect the presence of diseases like hydrocephalus • To detect the inflammation of the meninges (covering of the brain and spine) • To detect the presence of tumors (abnormal growths) and guide treatment procedures for it • To guide fine needle biopsy procedures

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