About Your Visit
What to expect
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This will give you time to fill out any necessary forms and change into scrubs if needed.
For the scan, you will lie down on a CT table. The table moves through the CT scanner while obtaining images. Depending on your healthcare provider’s request, you may receive a “contrast” liquid by mouth and/or IV. This contrast helps provide greater visibility in your images. Once started, the procedure can take from five to 15 minutes.
CT scans combine a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles, which a computer then uses to create 3D, cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues needing examination. Although CT does use radiation to produce these images, we utilize “low-dose” technology, which decreases your radiation exposure
compared to standard X-ray technology.