A CAT scan uses rapid X-ray beams which spiral around the selected body part in multiple-angles and then the images are re-constructed to produce a three dimensional cross section of your selected organs for radiologists to review.
To better visualize certain organs and tissue material, your physician or specialist may make a request for contrast dye to be used. This will assist with highlighting different issues that may be occurring within your body causing pain or other disease processes.
If you require contrast, you may need lab work and be required to follow special exam preparation procedures.
Most CT exams usually take between 15-30 minutes once you have been placed on the exam table.
Please let us know if you have had a previous CAT Scan. We may need to request your previous exam, for comparison purposes, if it was not performed by our organization.