When and why is “dye” used?

Whether or not you need a contrasting liquid or injection depends on the type of study your physician has ordered. A contrasting agent containing iodine, often called “dye” helps the radiologist to see more definition of the tissues and to visualize the blood supply to internal organs. The contrasting agent is administered by our staff intravenously.

The iodine-containing “dye” are generally quite safe. Our staff will screen your medical history to determine if there is any risk of adverse reactions to the contrasting agent.