THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION:
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment to allow time to process your registration. You may be asked to change into a gown for the procedure. Please bring any previous films and reports done for the same reason the day of your scheduled exam.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE EXAMINATION:
You will be asked to lie on a moveable table which will be positioned so the part of your body being examined lies in the middle of the scanner ring. Depending on the procedure ordered by your doctor, you may need to receive oral and IV contrast. The injection of non-ionic contrast we use is a new safer type of contrast medium, it is unlikely you will experience any symptoms related to the injection.
After the pictures are completed, the radiologist will check them to make sure all the necessary pictures have been taken.
The test usually takes about 30 minutes; however, you need to allow time for waiting, checking of x-rays, etc.
You may eat and drink as usual after the test unless you are scheduled for another examination. If you are, check with the technologist for further instructions.
The radiologist will study the pictures and will give a report to your physician who will convey the results to you.
CAT Scan imaging is full service and includes Chest