Investigations For Seizures?
Hello doctor, I want to ask, so my father’s condition, some of the seizures recur, yesterday, 20 times a day, but the doctor said that CT scans could not be done because the seizures were so what if my father had seizures continuously? Is there no other way or action other than CT scan? Then regarding the examination, is there a time interval for the last seizure so that a CT scan can be done? R nThank you doctor, good regards.
Hi Virginia, thanks for the question for HealthReplies.com
Seizures themselves are actually not a contraindication to doing a CT scan, so there is no certain time period from the last seizure to a CT scan. A CT scan was not performed on the father, possibly because your father's condition was unstable at that time (uncontrolled seizures, unstable vital signs, etc.). The possibility that your father's doctor fears is that your father has a seizure when a CT scan is performed (the examination takes a few minutes, during which your father will be left alone in the room on the CT scan machine). Another possibility is that the CT scan room at the hospital does not have sufficient facilities or space for immediate resuscitation if something happens in the examination room.
You can reconfirm with the doctor who treated your father when your father can have a CT scan. In general, if the patient's condition has begun to stabilize and the seizures can be controlled with medication, a CT scan can still be done.
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