Is CTScan safe for people with mesh
I was suppose to get an MRI with Valsalva which basically I handed myself with correct language to my GP which finally was approved by insurance. On the day of my appointment I called and talked to the technician to read me the correct language my GP has sent them. She read it exactly as what I gave to my GP but she told me they don’t do anymore MRI with Valsalva. I was so upset and told her about the code they can put in MRI ( as suggested by Dr. Twifig) to get the Valsalva. She put me on hold and talked to the radiologist and came back with the same answer ” we don’t do anymore MRI with Valsalva” This is one of the largest hospital and I even called some other imaging center and same answer. Technician was nice to call my doctor (GP) and advised me to get CT scan with contrast for abdomen and pelvis instead of MRI. She said because I am having pain due to tacks placed in the non hernia side it will show better in CT scan. Also she suggested that MRI shall create ghost images of tacks which may jeopardize diagnosis. So we filed again with insurance for CT scan of abdomen and pelvis with contrast. I did not want abdomen but they won’t do it only for pelvis as she said the order has been written for both and cannot be separated. So here is my question. Is it safe to get CT scan when you have a mesh implanted? Somewhere on this site I read CT scan can distort the mesh. I asked the technician who flatly denies it causes any distortion. But I have suffered a lot first getting my hernia repaired with mesh by blindly trusting my surgeon and not doing my homework by going through a forum like this before the surgery. Every step I am taking now is first going through this forum as this forum gives one of the most honest opinion. So please advise me if anyone knows about the effect of CTScan on mesh distortion. Thanks again.
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