|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|
Spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar) CT scan
Patients that have had plain X-rays, or other procedures on the body part to be scanned should bring those films with them if they were done at another facility. Please note that the films will need to remain at Newton-Wellesley until the Radiologist has read the CT scan.
What will happen during the exam?
If the patient is having a Thoracic or Lumbar Spine scan, the patient will be positioned on their back with their arms raised over their head. The patient will enter the scanner (a large circle) feet first. The table will move in and out of the large circle as the images are being taken. It is very important to hold still. There may be some breathing instructions during the scan, which the technologist will review with the patient prior to the scan.
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.