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Sometimes a chemical (called contrast) is used to help improve the pictures. Complications with contrast are rare. If you are planning to have a CT scan with contrast, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Allergic reaction
- Kidney failure
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the test.
A CT scan may not be advised if you are pregnant. Talk to your doctor.
Call Your Doctor
If you are given contrast, call your doctor if any of the following occurs after the test:
- Swollen, itchy eyes
- Tightness of throat
- Difficulty breathing
In case of emergency, call 911.