CT Scanning - Computed Tomography
Computed Tomography (CT) is used to capture images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels. CT images allow radiologists to seamlessly diagnose problems including cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma, and musculoskeletal disorders.
Infinity Primary Care is accredited by the American College of Radiology for Computed Tomography studies. Infinity’s advanced technology and registered technologists provide high quality images.
Radiologists, who are experts in interpreting CT studies, will analyze your CT images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam within 24-48 hours. Your physician will discuss the results with you.
Preparing for a CT Scan
On the day of your CT, it is recommended that you wear a loose-fitting, two-piece outfit with limited metal (snaps, zippers, jewelry, etc.).
Please follow the instructions below for the test you are having performed:
- CT Ordered With Contrast: Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to exam.
- CT Ordered Without Contrast: No preparation required.
- CT Ordered With & Without Contrast: Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to exam.
- CT Abdomen/Pelvis (Urogram) Ordered With & Without Contrast: Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to exam. Drink 24-32 ounces of water 30 minutes prior to scheduled appointment time.
*If allergic to iodine: Steroid preparation at 8:00 PM the night before your scheduled appointment and at 8:00 AM the day of your scheduled appointment may be recommended. You must obtain a prescription from your physician for the steroid.