CT Computed Tomography is an advanced diagnostic test that uses X-rays, a tube-like scanner, and computer to produce detailed images of a specific area of the body. These images, when studied in sequence, can give your physician a 3-D unobstructed view of your body to result in a more accurate diagnosis.
For 15-20 minutes, the patient lies on the table that moves through a circular opening. Depending on the exam and your physicians order, oral and/or IV contrast may be required to highlight certain areas of the body.
Your technologist will conduct the test from an adjacent room. You will be able to communicate with your technologist through a patient intercom system during the entire exam. You should remain relaxed and as still as possible.
A radiologist will interpret your exam and the results will be electronically sent to your physician within 24 hours.