26th November 2019

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What are the side effects of a CAT scan?

Risks of an abdominal CT scan include the following:
  • Allergic reaction. You may develop a skin rash or itchiness if you're allergic to the oral contrast.
  • Birth defects.
  • Slightly increased risk of cancer.

What is a CAT scan used to diagnose?

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.
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