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  • If you get a shot of contrast material, you may feel flushed, or you may have a metallic taste in your mouth. These are common reactions. If you have shortness of breath or any unusual symptoms, tell the person who's giving you the test -- the technologist.
  • The technologist will help you lie in the correct position on the examining table. The table will then automatically move into place for imaging. It’s very important that you lie as still as possible during the procedure. Movement could blur the images.
  • The technicians may ask you to hold your breath briefly at some points when they're taking the X-ray images.

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on February 09, 2019

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