CT Scan Contrast

Discussion in 'Dr. Stephen Nagler (MD)' started by Petloy, Apr 14, 2015.

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    1. Petloy
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      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Hi Dr. Nagler,

      Will the CT Scan spike or exacerbate tinnitus?

      Thanks,
      Peter
       
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    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Peter, a CT scanner is relatively quiet. You do not need earplugs in a CT scanner like you do in an MRI scanner. Neither the oral contrast nor the iodinated intravenous contrast used in a CT scanner causes auditory damage. I have heard of very rare instances in which tinnitus is exacerbated as a result of the iodinated intravenous contrast, and even in those unusual situations the exacerbation is transient.

      Hope this helps.

      stephen nagler
       

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