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Can you explain what happens in mammography? My doctor has suggested I have this done, but it scares me.
My son has been having stomach pains that are quite severe, and his doctor wants him to have a CAT scan of the abdomen, but because he has diabetes and allergies, I fear he may be at risk from such a scan. Could you please explain the complications and risks involved?
My husband recently underwent a CAT scan, but suffered severely with diarrhoea for two weeks afterwards, and was at one stage considered at risk of dying. A doctor told him that he had an allergic reaction to the dye injected for the CAT scan. Can you warn people of these risks?
My husband had a myelogram three weeks ago and has suffered from severe headaches and nausea ever since. Is this a normal side-effect of a myelogram? Can these side effects be prevented or treated?
My obstetrician wants me to have a scan to check on the size of my baby. I am only 4 months pregnant. Are these scans safe in pregnancy?
I am 66 years old and the report on a recent X-ray of my chest says that ' the aorta is unfolded' . Could you please explain in a good old-fashioned way what takes place with this complaint, and are there any exercises that could help?
I have an X-ray request slip from my doctor to have an air-contrast barium enema done. What will happen to me?
I keep having funny turns, and my doctor has ordered a ' dopple' test on the arteries in my neck. What will this involve? Are they safe?
What is the test done to see if you have thin bones in old age?
What is involved in an MRI scan? I have seen numerous doctors about my headaches and fainting, and now a neurologist wants me to have one of these tests.
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