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