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 […]

Can I Safely Get an MRI While Pregnant?

Can I Safely Get an MRI While Pregnant?

If your doctor recommends an MRI during a pregnancy, your immediate reaction might be to worry; will the examination put your baby at risk? It’s a common concern, and not unreasonable by any means. Doctors generally try to avoid all medical procedures, including diagnostic imaging, until a mother delivers her baby. However, if your physician […]