General CT Preparation

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 

(except CT abdomen and/or pelvis, which must follow the CT with Oral and/or IV Contrast Instructions above)

  • No preparations required. (Approximate visit time: 1 hour)

CT Colonography

Coronary Calcium Scan


Why Choose the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center for a CT exam?

If you are having a full body CT scan, you can print out the CT Whole Body Screening Questionnaire , complete it and bring it with you to speed up the registration process.

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