According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a CAT scan, or computed tomography scan, with contrast is a method of imaging the body with X-rays and computer technology during which a particular organ or section of the body is hi... More »

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A CAT scan, or computerized axial tomography, is a procedure that uses X-rays to create images of the inside of the body, according to MedicineNet.com. It is often used to determine irregular or abnormal parts of the bod... More »

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According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, patients should not eat or drink anything for six hours prior to a Computerized Tomography scan of the abdomen and pelvis. Patients feel a metallic taste and a warm sen... More »

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A CAT scan, or computerized axial tomography, is a procedure that uses X-rays to create images of the inside of the body, according to MedicineNet.com. It is often used to determine irregular or abnormal parts of the bod... More »

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A contrast dye CT scan is not the most reliable method of finding gallstones in bile ducts, according to University of Michigan Health System. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, or MRCP, and the endoscopic ultr... More »

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The CAT scan procedure is a computerized tomography scan that includes a series of x-rays to create cross-sectional images of bones and tissue, notes Mayo Clinic. The procedure can be performed on a full body or a partic... More »

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While most people do not have serious reactions to the contrast dye used in CAT scans, the most common side effects while being injected include hot flashes and a metallic taste in the mouth, according to Imaginis. Some ... More »