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What kind of reactions could I have from a CT scan?

The contrast dye can cause some people to feel warm, red, and flushed. Some people may be allergic to the contrast dye and may get hives. Other, more serious reactions, such as shortness of breath and low blood pressure, can occur but are very rare. If you have ever had a reaction to contrast material used for X-rays in the past, or if you are allergic to shellfish, make sure to tell your doctor.

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