11:11 Feb 10, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: contraste
Medical request for CAT scan which reads: Tomografia computarizada de cabeza y con contraste. Please help me translate this sentence.

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naCT scan of the head with contrast
naContrasted tomography of the head
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
nacomputerized tomography of the head and with contrast material
Elisa Capelão



8 mins
computerized tomography of the head and with contrast material

You can say computerized or computed.
To confirm please see:

Finding-the-Path: Noncontrast CT of head
... Noncontrast CT of head Computed tomography (CT) of the head obtained without intravenous
contrast enhancement shows a biconvex high-attenuation epidural ...

Empire Medicare New Jersey Policy X-3C: Computerized Axial ...
... 70450, Computerized axial tomography, head or brain; without contrast material.
70460, Computerized axial tomography, head or brain; with contrast material(s). ...

Computed Transaxial Tomography, Head Studies
... CT. Department: Neuro Computerized Tomography. Request Form: Inpatient and ... scan of
the head. A decision must ... or without intravenous contrast material. While each ...

and plenty more at

good luck!

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Elisa Capelão
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Contrasted tomography of the head

Espero que le resulte útil. Después de pensarlo bastante , decido esta forma de traducir su frase original. Esta traducción me parece suficientemente informativa y corta al mismo tiempo.
Traté de evitar una frase larga. Pienso que, si bien la información debe ser completa, las frases largas confunden al lector.

Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
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CT scan of the head with contrast

Contrast being a special agent (such as iodine if intravenous or barium if oral) given to the patient to outline in X-ray (or CT) soft tissues such as the stomach cavity(barium) or kidneys (iodine).

Hope it helps.

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