Ask your doctor if you will get contrast dye as part of the CT scan. Before getting the dye, be sure to let your health care team know if you’ve ever had a reaction to contrast dye, seafood, or iodine in the past. This is important because reactions to these things may put you at risk for reacting to the contrast dye used in CT scans. If there’s a risk that you might have an allergic reaction, you may be given a test dose of the contrast dye first. People who have had a severe reaction in the past may need to take drugs (usually a steroid, like prednisone) to help prevent another reaction. Sometimes these drugs need to be started the day before the scan.
With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Bhavesh R. Patel is one of the most seasoned and respected interventional physiatrists in the Greater Waterbury, Connecticut area. In order to remain on the cutting edge of non-operative spine care, Dr. Patel is active in numerous professional and academic organizations including the North American Spine Society, Interventional Spinal Intervention Society, American College of Sports Medicine, American Pain Society, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Academy of Pain Management and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.