What: A CT Scan is a special type of x-ray technology that produces detailed pictures of structures inside your body. During the scan, you will lie on a table. You will hear a faint humming and clicking as the machine operates; however, the CT unit is open enough for you to be able to communicate with your technician while the procedure takes place.

Time: Approximately 10-30 minutes

Prep: Patients are unable to eat/drink 4 hours prior to study for the following tests:

  • Abdomen

  • Pelvis

  • Chest / Thorax

  • Soft Tissue Neck

  • Brain/Head

  • Internal Auditory Canals (IACs)/ Temporal

Patients getting an Arthrogram scan are unable to eat / drink 2 hours prior to their procedure.If you take Glucophage®, please contact Advanced Imaging Centers. If contrast media is prescribed for your study and you are diabetic and/or over 65 years of age, you may be asked to have your creatinine level checked to determine your baseline kidney function. Abdominal and Pelvic Scans require that you drink oral contrast prior to the study to enhance the digestive tract. You may pick this up at Advanced Imaging Centers prior to the day of your exam.