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CTA Scan

Full Body CT & CTA Scan – CDI Miami

CT & CTA Scan

How do I prepare for the exam?
For all CT and CTA scans:
The patient should refrain from wearing clothing with metallic jewelry or ornaments such as hair clips, under wire bras, zippers and buttons.
The patient must continue with their regular medication regimen, if any.For all CT scans with contrast (including CTA):Patients should not drink or eat 3 hours before the test.
Patients should fax or bring blood work results for Bun and Creatine (your physicians should give you the prescription for the blood work).For all CT scans without contrast (excluding abdomen or pelvic CT):No preparation is required.For Abdomen or Pelvic CT scans:Patients need to drink oral contrast the night before the test, or at least six hours prior to the test. Do not eat or drink anything after oral contrast is taken. The patient can pass by our office to pick up the oral contrast solution.
***Check with your physician about taking your medications.What should I expect during the exam?
CT and CTA scans are painless procedures. The patient will have to lie on the open scanning table and follow instructions from the technologist. The length of a Full Body CT scan depends mainly on which parts of the body are being scanned and on the use of contrast medications.What should I expect after the exam?
All of our diagnostic examinations are interpreted by Board-Certified Radiologists. The results of your CT or CTA scan will be sent to your referring physician as soon as they are interpreted. It is the patients´ responsibility to contact their referring physician to discuss the results of their examination and ask for further recommendations.