Who Should Get a CT Scan?

Scheduling a CT scan in New Jersey is simple when you choose ImageCare Centers. We pride ourselves on our experienced radiologists, our safe and comfortable environment, as well as our accurate medical imaging.

Our computerized tomography (CT) provides cross-sectional images of any body part. Cross-sectional images are often described as looking into a loaf of bread by cutting the loaf into thin slices. When the image slices are reassembled by computer software, the result is a very detailed multidimensional view of the body’s interior used to assist in the diagnosis of conditions of organs and body structures.

CT scan images is recommended for those who may be suffering with, or are at risk for, muscle and bone disorders such as bone tumors and fractures. Most commonly, CT scans will take images of the brain, abdomen, pelvis, lungs, heart, and other areas of concern for the patient.A picture of a doctor next to a CT scan machine and a patient laying down.

How Should I Prepare for a CT Scan?

Preparation for a CT scan is typically very simple. Your radiologist will inform you if they will be using a contrast dye, which means you will need to fast 4-6 hours before the procedure. Contrast dye blocks X-rays and appears white on images, which can help emphasize blood vessels, intestines or other structures. Additionally, preparation for your CT scan includes removing all jewelry or metals from your person.

It is important to remain still during your exam as the radiologist needs to take clear images to identify and diagnose any issues. Following your scan, we advise you to drink lots of water to flush out your system. Our office will contact you for your CT scan results and, if abnormalities are present, further testing.

Contact your local ImageCare for more information and to schedule your appointment for a CT scan.