CT

PREPARING FOR YOUR CT SCAN VISIT
  • Our staff will contact you prior to your scheduled appointment date to confirm your upcoming visit. To make your visit as quick as possible, we will make every effort to pre-register you for your visit.
  • For all CT exams, please wear comfortable clothing.
 
CHEST
  • No food or drink 4 hours prior to the exam.
  • Bring recent chest X-rays for correlation and planning.
 
Abdomen (Oral Prep Only)
  • Please pick up oral contrast prep from the Imaging Center and drink prep one hour prior to the scheduled procedure time.
 
Abdomen (Oral Prep and I.V. Contrast)
  • No food or drink 4 hours prior to the exam. Please pick up oral contrast prep from the Imaging Center and drink it one hour prior to your appointment time.
 
Pelvis (Oral Only)
  • Please pick up 2 bottles of oral contrast prep from the Imaging Center and drink 1 bottle 2 hours prior to your appointment and the 2nd one 1 hour prior to your appointment time.
 
Abdomen and Pelvis (Oral and I.V. Contrast)
  • No food or drink 4 hours prior to the exam. Please pick up 2 bottles of oral contrast prep from the Imaging Center and drink 1 bottle 2 hours prior to your appointment and the 2nd one 1 hour prior to your appointment time.
 
CTA
  • No food or drink 4 hours prior to your exam.
  • Following Your Visit Our Radiologists will interpret your images and send a report directly to your doctor. Your doctor will communicate the results of your exam to you.
 
What is a CT Scan?
 

The care and diagnosis of patients has significantly improved through the use of computed tomography (CT). The exam is a fairly quick and painless procedure. The CT scanner acquires images in just a matter of seconds while you are lying on the patient table. Using a series of X-rays, the CT scanner creates cross-sectional images, or ‘slices’ which are reconstructed by a computer to produce 3-D images. The result of these images is a picture with greater detail than a traditional X-ray, which can mean a more accurate interpretation and diagnosis from your physician.

 
We Have Your Comfort in Mind
 
You can rest comfortably while having this procedure because with your comfort in mind, we added a skylight directly above the patient table depicting peaceful palm trees amongst a clear blue sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 















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