The first time I had a CT scan, I immediately broke out in hives and had to be administered 50mg of Benedryl. That scan was done at my local hospital in 2012. The second scan I had was done in 2014 at a well renowned CLL research center and they did contrast only.
My local oncologist now wants me to have another one....he said there is a protocol he can use involving prednisone, Benadryl, etc. to administer the dye. I said "no" I'm not comfortable with that, I don't want the dye. He said it's my choice, but that the IV Dye gives a more detailed picture of what's going on.
Anyway, I realize that "contrast only" probably doesn't show what's going on as much, so here is my question. Would it behoove me to get the scan done back at the research hospital, or is a "scan" a "scan" and it doesn't matter where I get it done? I guess I'm just worried that my local hospital might not do as good a job in scanning with contrast only.