I had a concussion (TV fall) and went to hospital and they did a CT scan.
I told them I had 3 embolizations.
I knocked a tooth out, it was aweful, so I was afraid bleeding inside the brain.
Anyway, they told me they DID find the coils (which are 1mm) and I left the same night.
The concussion was mostly because of super sleepy and my dog used to go in that room and bark. TV broke, so we placed another one, without securing it to the TV mount, and furniture had no lock. They say accident is a combination of a lot of bad things, and so it happened. I recovered half the tooth, and they glued it together after creating a replica.
ANyway, if they can see a 1mm coil made of platinum, I really really really think if my AVM would be re-growing, they would have told me HEY there’s an AVM re-growing there.
I went to a hospital that is not as good as HOAG but they told me it’s the best for neurology in my area.Now that I think about it maybe it would have been good to just go to HOAG the same hospital where they did the three embolizations.
ANYWAY, Doctor wants to do another angiogram since it’s been 1 year since my last embolization.
Doctor told me he did 100% obliteration.
I also know cerebral angiogram exposes you to 10 millisieverts of radiation.
SO, conclussion, if CT Scan (2 millisieverts) that different from cerebral angiogram?
I am hoping the doctor can let me do the angriogram, in September, 15 months after my surgery.
Then my mom will be in the country, and I would feel much better.
Anybody has any advice?
CT Scan vs angiogram?
I had no idea angiogram is 5 times more radiation.