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how pancreas scan is done

By Anonymous June 7, 2015 - 11:35pm
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Hi Anon

A scan of the pancreas is done via a kind of x-ray called a CT scan. 

In some cases, contrast is needed. It helps make certain organs and tissue more visible on the images. It is sometimes given by mouth in a drink. Other times, it will be injected into a vein.

You will be positioned on a special moving table. The table will advance slowly through the CT scanner. You will need to be still during the entire test. As the scanner takes pictures, you will hear humming and clicking. To get a clear picture, the technician will ask you to hold your breath at certain points. You will be able to talk to the technician via an intercom.



June 8, 2015 - 5:22am
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