May 28, 2013 - 10:51 am
Hi All.. figured I would start a new topic on scans, and of course welcome comments. For those of us with high Createnine levels, scans with contrast is not a good thing... And there are difference in opinion on how high is too high a Createnne level. But I have heard of several folks here make different comments, etc.. I figure those that really know will comment...
In my case, I got a scan with contrast prior to surgery to give the best look see at what was going on inside me. Then I got first scan post surgery with half the amount of contast. This was to get a post surgery base line.
Since then, all my scans are no contrast. Keep in mind I get both an MRI and CT Scan at the same time to get the best idea of what is happening. I get the full body looked at, and I have been told that the MRI works for some parts really well, and the CT other parts really well... so between the two tests the Drs get a good picture.
I should also state that all my scans are done at the same place (Stanford) and they are very particular on their testing procedures. Often the testing takes a very long time, as if the first scan is not clear enough (I moved or breathed too heavily) they do it again until they are satisified the test is clear.
Be Well all...