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can you have a ct scan with contrast of the lungs and than have a ct scan with contrast of the thyroid a week later?

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Yes, contrast is contrast and radiation is radiation.  Ideally, you'd like to minimize your exposure to the latter but if you need it, you need it.  With IV contrast, we worry more about kidney damage in the 1st several days after the procedure.  In the future, ask your family physician to coordinate all your xrays.
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