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CT Scan

Alternate Names : CAT Scan, Computed Axial Tomography, Computed Tomography Imaging.

CT Scan | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

A person having the test will be asked to refrain from eating or drinking for 4 hours before the scan. All jewelry and metal objects that may interfere with the exam need to be removed beforehand, as well. Women will be asked if they are pregnant. Individuals should check with their healthcare provider or hospital x-ray department to see if any other preparation is needed.

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CT Scan: Results and Values

Author: James Compton, MD
Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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