CT Scan Contrast Dye Harmless to Kidneys, Studies Show

CT Scan Contrast Dye Harmless to Kidneys, Studies Show

The National Kidney Foundation warns that, in rare cases, CT scan contrast dye can cause a dangerous condition called contrast-induced nephropathy, or CIN. This marked decline in kidney function occurs in about 2 percent of the people who receive contrast agents for CT scans and certain other types of diagnostic imaging. It works fast, often […]

MRI vs. CT Scans: Understanding the Differences

MRI vs. CT Scans: Understanding the Differences

MRIs and CT scans are very different technologies, but most people don’t examine the differences until they need to receive medical imaging. Both technologies are safe, and when performed correctly, they can provide key diagnostic information to help physicians make important decisions. A computed tomography scan (CAT scan or CT scan) uses x-ray radiation to […]