|CT Scan Videos - FAQs|
|Abdomen/Pelvis CT Scan|
|Chest CT scan|
|Extremity CT scan|
|Head/Brain CT scan|
|Sinuses/Face CT scan|
|Spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) CT scan|
How do I prepare for the exam?
What will happen during the exam?
Once the patient is brought into the scan room, the patient will lie on the scan table and cardiac leads (cables) will be placed on the chest. The leads will be connected to a cardiac monitor, which will allow the technologist to scan images with the heart in the proper point of motion.
As the images are taken, the table will rise up and move in and out of a large circle. There will be very specific breathing instructions given which the technologist will inform you of prior to the start of the scan. Heart rate will be monitored and the patient will be given breathing instructions to lower the heart rate to ensure proper scanning. If the heart rate is unable to be lowered, the cardiac scan may need to be postponed.
How long will the procedure take?
What will happen after the exam?
How will I learn the results?
Important: If there is any possibility that you are PREGNANT or NURSING a baby, please speak with your referring physician before your scheduled appointment.