Fluid Before CT Scan?
before the CT scan I was told to drink two glasses of water, what was water?
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CT Scan is a medical examination procedure using a combination of imaging technology from the Rongten method and also a special computer system that aims to see the condition of certain organs or body parts from various angles and pieces. CT scans are generally done without the help of a special substance called contrast, but sometimes to determine the detailed disturbance that is closely related to the flow of blood vessels, or the existence of a blockage in a cavity and tissue in the body, the contrast agent is needed.
The water you take is meant to be a contrast fluid, possibly the doctor gives the substance with consideration to look for any disorders in certain organs such as the digestive tract, especially in the esophagus and also the stomach. You do not need to worry because these substances will eventually be released together with urine, so it will not settle in the organs of the body, the same nature as ordinary water, only if done with a CT scan then the liquid will clarify and help doctors detect interference with your body. Usually before you are given the liquid to drink, the doctor will ask for an allergic reaction and also take action to find out if you are allergic to the contrast agent. Thus our explanation, hopefully answer. That's all