CT (Computed Tomography) Scanning
What happens during my exam?
You may be asked to change into a gown and then you will lie down on a patient table. The CT system is shaped like a large doughnut and the center of it is called the gantry. The patient table will move slowly through the gantry. Once the table and you are in the correct position, your CT technologist may ask you to hold your breath or not to move. You’ll hear the CT system, which makes a low whirring sound.
What is a CT scan with contrast?
For some CT examinations, a contrast medium (sometimes called a dye) is given to help highlight a particular area of your body. Depending on the type of exam, contrast medium is administered in a number of different ways. You might, for example, be asked to drink it or it might be injected into a vein. Keep in mind the contrast medium contains iodine, which can cause an allergic reaction in some people. If you’re allergic to iodine, please let the technologist know.
Are there risks associated with a CT scan?
CT scans use X-rays, invisible beams of ionizing radiation that pass through the body and are altered by different tissues to create images. At our facility, we are dedicated to achieving the highest levels of patient safety. For this reason, we use CT imaging technology that enables excellent quality images using low radiation doses. Our investment in low dose CT technology is part of our ongoing commitment to your health and well-being.
Do you offer flat rate pricing?
At our Community Imaging Associates location, we offer flat rate pricing for CT Scans.
- CT without contrast $500
- CT with contrast $600
- CT with & without contrast $700
Your CT Scan Checklist
• Remove all metal objects, such as a belt or jewelry.
• Bring images from previous examination (including X-rays) with you.
• Ask your physician if your examination requires oral contrast. If it does, you will need to drink the contrast 2 hours prior to the examination.
• Let your physician know if you have had previous allergic reactions or if you’re allergic to iodine.
CT Referral Form
CT Oral Prep PDF
CT Patient Questionnaire PDF