A non-contrast CT scan is a computed tomography scan performed without the use of a special dye intended to make organs show up more visibly, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. CT scans can be performed with and withou... More »

One possible side effect of a cat scan using contrast media is an allergic reaction to the contrast dye, states Johns Hopkins Medicine. If the dye is given orally, constipation or diarrhea may also be side effects of the... More »

Patients scheduled for a CT scan, or computed tomography scan, fast to avoid having food in their digestive system; this helps doctors see scan images more clearly and make accurate diagnoses, as stated by Johns Hopkins ... More »

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When undergoing a computed tomography scan without contrast, the patient removes any objects that may interfere with the scanning equipment and then lies on the table that slides into the circular CT scanning machine, ac... More »

Patients scheduled for a CT scan, or computed tomography scan, fast to avoid having food in their digestive system; this helps doctors see scan images more clearly and make accurate diagnoses, as stated by Johns Hopkins ... More »

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The U.S. National Library of Medicine describes that a positron emission tomography, or PET scan, shows how organs and tissues are working, while a magnetic resonance image, an MRI, and a computed tomography, a CT scan, ... More »

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A positron emission tomography scan is conducted by administering a radioactive tracer chemical to the patient and using a full-body scanner to detect how the substance interacts with tissues, organs and blood, states Me... More »

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