A few months ago, my fiancee, Eileen, died from a very serious
blood clot - superior sagittal sinus thrombosis. She was 24 years old.
This is really causing me a tremendous amount of grief and pain. It is
I am interested in finding out about CAT scans; specifically the
differences between infused and non-infused scans. What, exactly, does
the IV contrast medium allow a doctor to see? What diagnostic benefits
does the +/- contrast offer, compared to only the non-infused? Why would
a doctor only do a non-infused CT scan when trying to figure out why a
young woman was having excruciating headaches, with no prior history of
Also, what will an M.R.I. show?
I am interested in finding out as much as possible about this.
For my fiancee, only a non-infused CT scan was done. No MRI was
performed, and I would like to find out the reasoning. Seems kind of
late, though. I am a graduate student in cell/molecular biology.
As I said, this has really messed my life up, and I would like
some help. Please send me any thoughts by reply mail. Thank you very much.
lgeller at csulb.edu