• CT Procedures

  • Computed tomography, commonly known as CT or CAT scan, is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic tool that uses a specialized form of X-ray coupled with computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (slices) of soft tissue, organs, bone and blood vessels in any area of your body. CT has revolutionized medical imaging by providing more detailed information than conventional X-rays, making it possible to diagnose and manage certain diseases earlier and more accurately and, ultimately, to provide better care for patients.

    Preparing for your CT procedure:

    • Follow your doctor's instructions regarding any changes in how you take your regular medications and any eating and drinking restrictions.
    • If available, please bring any previous X-ray, CT and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results and images with you.
    • Metal objects, such as jewelry and hairpins, may interfere with the CT scan and should be removed prior to the exam or left at home. 
    • We may ask that you not eat or drink for several hours prior to your scheduled exam.
    • For some exams, we may ask to start an IV and inject contrast media into a vein. Lab work may be required.
    • If you are breastfeeding at the time of a procedure that includes the administration of contrast dye, it may be prudent to pre-pump milk for use until the contrast is safely out of your body, usually up to 24 hours.

    Clock WebThe actual exam takes only a few minutes, but you should expect to be with us for one to two hours. 

  • Schedule your appointment today

    Diagnostic imaging procedures and studies require a doctor’s order. To schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations, please call (719) 557-4444.

    Want to save time? 

    We provide many of our required forms online. Please print and fill out the forms corresponding to your exam and bring them with you to your appointment, including a list of your current medications.

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