You may want to ask your healthcare provider about the amount of radiation used during the CT procedure and the risks related to your situation.
If you are pregnant or think you could be, tell your healthcare provider. Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects.
If contrast dye is used, there is a risk for allergic reaction to the dye. Tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to or sensitive to medicines, contrast, or iodine.
If you have kidney failure or other kidney problems tell your healthcare provider. In some cases, the contrast dye can cause kidney failure, and people with kidney disease are more prone to kidney damage after contrast exposure.
There may be other risks depending on your condition. Be sure to discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider before the procedure.
Certain things may make a CT scan of the pancreas less accurate. These include:
- Metal objects within the belly, such
as surgical clips
- Barium in the intestines from a recent