may want to ask your healthcare provider about the amount of radiation used during the
test. Also ask about the risks as they apply to you.
Consider writing down all X-rays you get, including past scans and X-rays for other
health reasons. Show this list to your healthcare provider. The risks of radiation
exposure may be tied to the number of X-rays you have and the X-ray treatments you have
your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or think that you might be pregnant.
Radiation exposure during pregnancy may lead to birth defects. Let your healthcare
provider know if you are breastfeeding. This is because contrast dye can pass into your
breastmilk. If you must have contrast dye for the scan, you may want to pump and save
enough breastmilk for 1 to 2 days after your test. Or you may bottle-feed your baby for
may have other risks depending on your specific health condition. Tell your healthcare
provider about all the medicines you are taking and about all your health problems,
including allergies, diabetes, asthma, COPD, and kidney disease.
a list of questions you have about the procedure. Discuss these questions and any
concerns with your healthcare provider before the procedure. Consider bringing a family
member or trusted friend to the medical appointment to help you remember your questions