And I thought I had tried at least every test once. Mentioning it only because one of you may have complications from your PC that might make you need one of these test.
The entire test took 65 minutes on the table. Since lately they have difficulty getting an IV started in me, they brought in a very experienced ICU nurse to do it, he did it on the first try, claiming to have done over 25,000 of them. They injected by hand, two large syringes of contrast dye, thought it looked like canola cooking oil. It was very hot going in, and then made my insides feel very warm all over.
All together, the operator used (and yes, I counted them) a total of 14 cassettes (we use to call them films), and took pictures about every 2-3 minutes. After each one, she would leave the room with it, and the rad doctor would look, and tell her how to make the next shot. A couple of them hurt, as I had to lie on the side of me where my new stoma is located.
They were watching how fluid flowed from the kidneys through the ureters, to make sure there weren't any strictures or scarring forming from the conduit surgery 5 months ago. My dr will get results tommorow and will let me know if there are any issues. If, they ever closed up, it could be real serious real fast, since my bladder is disconnected and non functioning, so this test may be repeated in the future.
None of it really hurt, the medical staff was great, done at a small local hospital about 3 blocks from where I live, could have walked if I wasn't such a slacker. I lay there wonder just how much more radiation from all those films I was getting on top of all I have had. Guess at this point it doesn't really matter at this point.
Well, next for fun, will be the new full body bone scan on Monday at the same hospital.