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Abdominal CT Scan

Alternate Names : Abdominal Computed Tomography, CAT Scan of the Abdomen

Abdominal CT Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

People will be asked about allergies to iodine, which is in the dye. Women will also be asked if they may be pregnant. All jewelry and metal objects must be removed to avoid interfering with the images. This exam can cause claustrophobia, which is the uncomfortable feeling you may have from being in a small place. A claustrophobic person may require a sedative before the exam. X-ray department staff will tell the person if other preparations are needed.

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Abdominal CT Scan: Results and Values

Author: James Compton, MD
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/20/01

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