CT is an advanced x-ray that is used to produce highly accurate images of the body. The images provide your physician with a detailed view of the structures in the body and how they relate with one another, thus assisting in the diagnostic process.
The Day of Your Exam:
- Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled exam time so that you may complete the registration process upon your arrival.
- Once you have registered for your exam you will be directed to the Medical Imaging Department.
- The exams generally take approximately 15 to 30 minutes.
- If you are having a CT of the abdomen or pelvis, you will be required to change into a hospital gown.
- Some exams such as abdomen and pelvis require contrast. In some cases it could be oral and/or I.V. contrast. If this is a requirement for your particular exam, the technologist will explain the process to you and then you will be asked to sign a written consent prior to the exam.
- Once you are positioned on the table, it will be moved into the scanner and the exam will begin. Instructions will be given throughout.
- During the exam, the table will move very gently and slowly.
- Once the exam is complete, the technologist will assist you off of the table, you may then change and leave.
The results of your exam will be forwarded to your referring physician who will then discuss them with you.