CT scanners are specialized x-ray equipment that take cross-sectional images.
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How is the Procedure Performed?
You will lie on a narrow table that slides into the centre of the scanner. Depending on the type of procedure you may need to lie on your back, stomach or side.
If contrast media (x-ray dye) needs to be administered, an IV will be placed in a small vein in your arm. Oral and injected contrast media contains iodine. If you have a sensitivity to iodine there is a possibility of an allergic reaction - please discuss this with your doctor prior to your procedure.
Since movement can cause blurring of the images you will be instructed when to hold your breath and not move. As the procedure is performed the table moves into the scanner at small intervals. The scan itself takes only a few minutes to complete.
The opening of the scanner is quite large and you should not have problems with feeling claustrophobic.
Due to unforeseen emergencies, your CT scan may be delayed: please be prepared to wait.
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