WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF A COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY?
Computed tomography is a method that works with X-rays. The radiation dose depends on the to be examined organs and body areas. It is usually higher than in a normal X-ray. Therefore, only medically necessary examinations should be carried out as with normal radiographs.
In some diagnostic problems, it is necessary that a contrast agent is injected into the bloodstream. These contrast agents can cause allergies in very rare cases. If you experience such an incident is known, or you already have other allergies, please inform your doctor. Also an important information for the selection of the contrast agent are existing thyroid problems or the kidneys. If the investigation a contrast agent administered in drinkable form, this can lead to diarrhea.
Tell your doctor if you suffer from asthma, diabetes take or medications. In case of pregnancy you should talk with him under certain circumstances an alternative method of investigation.