Author of the article: Mayboroda A Computed tomography (CT) is nowadays generally recognized as the highest, most informative, most effective diagnostic procedure, imaging organs and tissue. Often, especially when traveling for oncology, they consider the selection of CT patients using contrast (iodine-containing contrast agent), confidently four will see the tissues, organs, their size, and look at the features of their blood.

Shown for contrast CT scan

First of all, it is remarkable that contrast in diagnosis has a very important, complete shift of value. The iodine-containing drug, when it enters the bloodstream, amplifies the signal, and the radiologist can best see the entire circulatory system. The procedure of CT with contrasting is essential for diagnosis:
  1. 1. cardiovascular system;
  2. 2. diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
  3. 3. painful organs located in the chest cavity (lungs, bronchial tubes, heart, etc.).
You should not be afraid of this procedure, to be incredibly properly prepared.

How safe is contrasting

It is dangerous to use a contrast agent in CT diagnosis only for people with iodine allergy. If you do not know you have this type of allergic reaction, you should consult with your anesthetic doctor before going for a CT scan with contrast. For all other patients, an iodine-containing contrast agent that enters a CT scan inside does not pose any health risk.

What are used for contrast CT?

Iodine-containing drugs used in CT diagnostics, research, acting water or fat-soluble. Water-soluble contrasts are used for intravenous and oral (oral) administration. Fat-soluble drugs are used externally to detect and examine different birth cavities:
  1. 1. fistulas that appear as a result of inflammatory processes, or after surgery;
  2. 2. mushroom-shaped diverticula, which represent the drinking of the wall organs of the digestive tract (esophagus, intestines, duodenal and colon cats).
At the LifeScan Diagnostic Center in Kiev, LifeScan (Lifscan) before CT-scan with contrasting impressions of experimental anesthesiologists individually for each patient, the patient is often extended the dosage of iodine-contrast drug and soon it is indicated. For automatic, electronic, accurate input of contrast, a modern injector is used. Contraindications for CT with contrast The proposed contrast in CT-diagnosis is not lower than the following category of patients:
  1. 1. pregnant women;
  2. 2. nursing mothers;
  3. 3. allergic to iodine;
  4. 4. people with renal and hepatic insufficiency;
  5. 5. people with complicated thyroid diseases;
  6. 6. people with severe epilepsy;
All that remains of the patient can be changed by computed tomography with contrast agent. Conclusions The contrast room of the CT scan allows you to make an accurate diagnosis without resorting to additional examination. Even people who have contraindications by contrast, decide to predict this kind of super-accurate diagnosis when necessary. Roentgenologists at the Central Diagnostics in Kiev LifeScan (Lifskan) are responsible for the examination, carefully treating each patient. We are waiting for you in our modern diagnostic center! Bless you!