Benefits, Risks and Limitations of a CT liver scan Benefits

  • Painless
  • Fast
  • Inexpensive
  • Precise
Risks and Limitations
  • Radiation exposure
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Requires patient to lie still for long periods of time
  • Patients with chronic pain may require sedatives
  • Patient may have to hold his or her breath during the scan
  • Allergic reaction to contrast material
  • Kidney reaction to contrast material


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