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CT exams fall into five general categories.
- CT with contrast
- CT without contrast
- CT Colonography
- Coronary Calcium Scan
The preparation instructions for each is listed below.
You can print and fill out the CT Whole Body Screening Questionnaire , if you are having that study, before you arrive to speed the registration process.
CT with Oral and/or IV Contrast
- Do not eat 3 hours before your exam.
- Taking medication as prescribed with a small amount of water.
- After your scan, drink plenty of clear fluids, unless on restricted fluids.
CT without Contrast
- No preparations required. (Approximate visit time: 1 hour)