CT angiography - AnabolicMinds.com

CT angiography

  1. New Member
    Chip Douglas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    173
    Rep Power
    0

    Reputation

    CT angiography


    Has anyone here ever had a CT angiography performed ? It seems this moethod is much less invasive than is a more regular angiogram. I'm looking for anyone who's had this diagnostic method performed.

    Thanks

  2. New Member
    cpeil2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    414
    Rep Power
    302

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Douglas
    Has anyone here ever had a CT angiography performed ? It seems this moethod is much less invasive than is a more regular angiogram. I'm looking for anyone who's had this diagnostic method performed.

    Thanks

    Considerably less invasive - no catheter threaded in to the blood vessel, probably less radiation exposure.

    I haven't had the procedure done, but have had a few CT scans. You have an IV line, they inject contrast medium into the line and do the scan - it's simple.

    As the contrast spreads, it tingles, and you get a sensation of heat - I didn't find it unpleasant, but some people do.

    The contrast medium can cause a strange taste in your mouth.

    If you are allergic to iodine or to shellfish, they either have to use another imaging technique that doesn't involve contrast medium, or they have to give you a prednisone blast to suppress your allergic response.
  3. New Member
    Chip Douglas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    173
    Rep Power
    0

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by cpeil2
    Considerably less invasive - no catheter threaded in to the blood vessel, probably less radiation exposure.

    I haven't had the procedure done, but have had a few CT scans. You have an IV line, they inject contrast medium into the line and do the scan - it's simple.

    As the contrast spreads, it tingles, and you get a sensation of heat - I didn't find it unpleasant, but some people do.

    The contrast medium can cause a strange taste in your mouth.

    If you are allergic to iodine or to shellfish, they either have to use another imaging technique that doesn't involve contrast medium, or they have to give you a prednisone blast to suppress your allergic response.

    Thank you cpeil2, that's good info on the CT procedure.

    Come to think of it, did you have it done in a private clinic ? If so how much for a single scan ?
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    cpeil2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    414
    Rep Power
    302

    Reputation

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Douglas
    Thank you cpeil2, that's good info on the CT procedure.

    Come to think of it, did you have it done in a private clinic ? If so how much for a single scan ?
    No clue. At Kaiser, we pay our monthly premium and everything is included, except for the co-pay.
  5. New Member
    Chip Douglas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    173
    Rep Power
    0

    Reputation

    Ok, I see.
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. CT Scan while on cycle
    By Ninjo in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-12-2007, 10:02 PM
  2. Scivation Sesamin now Available in 180 ct!!!
    By Beast in forum Supplements
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-08-2006, 04:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in