After a CT scan

Getting an CT scan is easier than most people think.

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What happens after a CT scan?

After a CT scan examination is completed, you will be asked to wait until the technologist verifies that the images are of high enough quality for accurate interpretation.

If you received a contrast injection, the IV is removed from your arm before you go home. There should be no effects from the scan or the contrast injection.

After a CT scan you may be given special instructions such as being told to drink lots of fluids to help your kidneys remove the contrast material from your body. You may be asked to wait for a short time in the radiology department to ensure that you feel well after the exam. Most times after the exam you can almost immediately return to your normal routine.

In circumstance where you received sedation, you will be sent home once you are awake and alert. Someone will have to drive you home.

The CT images that were scanned from your body are stored as electronic data files and usually reviewed on a computer. A physician, usually a radiologist with expertise in supervising and interpreting radiology examinations, will analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care physician and/or the physician who referred you for the exam. They will contact you to discuss the results with you.

Before leaving the exam, you may want to get a copy of the CD of your CT scan and want to view it on your own computer, however it takes a certain software program to be able to see the actual images. You may find a version to download here.

CT scanning has become a commonly performed procedure. Scanners are found not only in hospital x-ray departments, but also in outpatient offices. Find a CT facility near you with the directory listings provided below.


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