Radiology & Imaging’s multi-slice CT technology allows our radiologists to capture multiple, wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds and gives us greater flexibility to customize patient procedures and perform new types of exams, including studying blood vessels. Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to optimize every aspect of your CT experience, from shorter exam times and greater patient comfort, to superior image quality – which translates into a more accurate diagnosis.
What is CT?
During and after a CT
During a CT scan you will lie on a cushioned table that moves through the opening of the CT scanner while the x-ray technology obtains images of your body. A CT technologist will be available to explain and answer questions before, during and after a scan.
Once the CT study is complete, you can return to normal activity. Fluids are encouraged to help any contrast material that was used move through your body. One of Radiology & Imaging’s radiologists will interpret the exam and report the findings to your primary physician. Your physician will discuss the results of your CT scan with you.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
- Depending on the type of CT study ordered by the referring physician, you may be instructed not to eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to the exam.
- Some CT studies use either oral or IV contrast to obtain better images. If oral contrast has been ordered, you may be asked to drink a contrast medium that will highlight your digestive tract. A technologist will ask questions regarding your medical history and history of allergies, including allergic reactions to x-ray dye or contrast.
- Female patients should notify their physician and our staff prior to the exam if they are pregnant or think they might be.