Preparing for a CT Scan
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Preparing for a CT Scan


Preparing for a CT Scan


On the day of your CT Scan, you will want to wear loose comfortable clothes. You may be required to remove hairpins, jewelry glasses or dentures depending on the type of body part being imaged.

You may be required to wait for your exam. Because CT is a highly specialized tool, many emergency patients need the CT Scanner on an emergent need.

Due to the type of examination, you may be required to drink a contrast agent or one might be injected into a vein. Please let your technologist be aware of any allergies you may have. These contrast agents make certain areas in the body 'highlight". It gives the physician more information and makes for a more diagnostic test.

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