CT scans are helpful in showing lung, bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels very clearly, allowing radiologists to examine your body in more detail. This can aid in providing more accurate diagnoses for health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infection, trauma, and muscle or bone disorders.
Patients with pacemakers, cardioverter, or other metallic devices can safely undergo a CT scan, as opposed to an MRI exam.
Please allow approximately 30-60 minutes for most CT scans. Scan times vary, depending upon whether an exam is performed with or without contrast. There may also be specific clinical concerns the doctor may have that could affect how long your exam will take.
Patients should also inform the Technologist if they are taking GLUCOPHAGE (METFORMIN) OR GLUCOVANCE (GLYBURIDE/METFORMIN) for a diabetic condition or have any IODINE allergies.
BUN & Creatinine for all patients over 50, diabetic or with kidney disease.