What to Expect During a CT Scan
During your CT scan, a radiology technologist will perform the procedure for you. Before the test, you may be advised not to eat or drink anything. If you are undergoing a CT scan with contrast, your technician will give you either an injection of contrast or you will be asked to drink a liquid with the contrast material inside.
You will also need to remove any metal objects, such as jewelry, watches, and other objects. Your technician will ask you to undress and wear a hospital gown during the CT scan.
During the CT scan, you will lie on a table inside the CT machine. This machine is shaped like a doughnut. The table you lie on will move you in and out of the scanner slowly. You will need to remain calm and still at all times. Movement can blur the images. Your technician may also ask you to hold your breath at times to get better images.
It is important to know that CT machines can be noisy (although less noisy than MRIs). There may be loud buzzing noises and sounds that can be uncomfortable for some people.
The entire scan can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. Afterward, you can return home with few side effects. If you had a CT scan with contrast, your doctor may tell you to drink lots of fluids to help your kidneys remove the material from your body efficiently.
CT Scans We Offer
At ImageCare Radiology, we offer a wide range of CT scan options, including CT urograms, PET-CT scans, and contrast scans. With over 20 locations throughout New Jersey, you can rest easier knowing we are here whenever you need us most.
Schedule Your Radiology Procedure Today
At ImageCare Radiology, we offer a variety of diagnostic imaging services, including CT Scans, and other neurological imaging. We offer caring and compassionate support throughout your scan so that you can feel comfortable during the process. If your doctor has requested any type of imaging service to help you diagnose your issues, give us a call today at 973-871-3333 to schedule an appointment or complete our convenient online appointment request form.