A CT scan produces a series of images that can detect many conditions that are not detectable with conventional x-rays.
CT scans are exams that involve lying on a table while a special x-ray machine produces cross-sectional images or pictures of the inside of the body. During the scan, an x-ray tube producing a thin beam of radiation moves around the area of your body being scanned while the table moves through the scanner. This produces multiple cross-sectional images which can be combined to create 3D images or images along different planes.
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What to expect
You should wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear. Depending on the area being examined, you may be required to remove jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, hairpins and hearing aids.
You may be asked not to eat or drink several hours prior to the exam especially if IV contrast is going to be administered.
If you have a known allergy to contrast media (x-ray dye), please inform your doctor. Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
A female patient should inform their doctor if there is a chance of pregnancy prior to the exam.