Chicago, IL CT Scan Cost Comparison

Chicago CT Scan Facility & Pricing Introduction

There are 235 healthcare providers who offer CT Scan procedures in Chicago. The cheapest list price of an CT Scan in Chicago is $300.00 while the highest price is $15,200.00. There are 22 different types of CT Scan provided in Chicago and the pricing is different for each. Shop from the providers below and see how much money you can save.

Chicago CT Scan Procedures & Cost Averages

Brain CT Scan Cost Average $1,250.00
Chest CT Scan Cost Average $1,600.00
CT Angiography - Abdomen Cost Average $4,100.00
CT Angiography - Aorta Cost Average $3,300.00
CT Angiography - Chest Cost Average $4,700.00
CT Angiography - Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip Cost Average $2,250.00
CT Angiography - Head Cost Average $3,200.00
CT Angiography - Neck Cost Average $3,100.00
CT Angiography - Pelvis Cost Average $4,300.00
CT Angiography - Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand Cost Average $650.00
CT Bone Density Scan Cost Average $1,050.00
CT Ear Cost Average $1,250.00
CT Foot, Ankle, Leg, Hip (CT Lower Extremity) Cost Average $1,150.00
CT Maxillofacial (Sinus) Cost Average $900.00
CT Neck Cost Average $1,500.00
CT Pelvis Scan Cost Average $2,550.00
CT Scan of Abdomen Cost Average $2,400.00
CT Shoulder, Arm, Wrist, Hand (CT Upper Extremity) Cost Average $1,000.00
CT Spine and Neck Cost Average $1,650.00
Heart CT Scan Cost Average $3,300.00
Lumbar Spine CT Cost Average $1,500.00
Thoracic CT Scan - Thorax Cost Average $1,600.00
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Chicago CT Scan Facilities

Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Westlake Hospital Melrose Park Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Kenosha Kenosha Childrens Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Rush Breast Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
MRI Lincoln Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
High Technology, Inc. (Tinley Park) Tinley Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Molecular Imaging of Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Sherman Hospital Elgin Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Gurnee Radiology Center Libertyville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Forest Med Surg Center Justice Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Elgin Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Open MRI Imaging Specialists. Schaumburg Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote

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Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Advocate Trinity Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Fox Valley Imaging Center, Inc. Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Northwest Corporate Imaging Center Hoffman Estates Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Oak Mill Imaging Niles Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Triumph Radiology Joliet Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Amic Hyde Park Open MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Libertyville Imaging Center Libertyville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Parkside Imaging Park Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Excell Portable Xray Svc West Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Vertical Plus MRI of America Hazel Crest Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Evanston Hospital Evanston Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Mchenry Radiologists and Imaging Assoc Mchenry Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Corporate Woods Open MRI Vernon Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Anthony Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Saint Francis Hospital and Health Center Blue Island Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus Valparaiso Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Catherine Hospital East Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Saint Margaret Mercy - Hammond Campus Hammond Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Garcia Radiology Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Kenosha Radiology Center Kenosha Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Northwest Community Hospital Arlington Heights Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Joliet Radiological Service Corp Joliet Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advocate South Suburban Hospital Hazel Crest Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Kenosha Medical Center Kenosha Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Parkside MRI Park Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
West Suburban Radiology Berwyn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Hinsdale Orthopaedic Imaging Center Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Loretto Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Enhanced Medical Imaging of Elgin Elgin Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
South Shore Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Caldevon Urgent Care Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Valley Imaging Vt Geneva Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Holy Family Medical Center Des Plaines Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Gurnee Radiology Center Bannockburn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Radiological Consultants of Woodstock Hoffman Estates Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Weiss Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Health Medical Imaging, LLC Oak Lawn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute Joliet Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Vista Medical Center East Waukegan Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Roseland Community Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Amic Merrionette Park Merrionette Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Rand Imaging Center Arlington Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Mercy Harvard Hospital Harvard Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Provident Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Advanced Radiology Professionals Buffalo Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Northwestern Medical Imaging Munster Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Edward Hospital Naperville Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Macneal Outpatient Imaging Riverside Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute Palos Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus Gary Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Southwest Radiologist Joint Vtr Oak Lawn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Ideal Health Diagnostics Buffalo Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Consultants In Diagnostic Imaging Dekalb Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Northern Open MRI Sycamore Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Condell Medical Center Libertyville Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Sonographic Images Munster Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Molecular Imaging of Hinsdale Hinsdale Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Resurrection Radiology Center River Forest Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Nydic Open MRI of America-buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Marayah Diagnostic Bridgeview Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Methodist Hospital of Chicago Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Rush University Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
United Imaging and Diagnostics Morton Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Radiology Consultants Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Edgebrook Radiology Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Lakeside Open MRI East Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Community Hospital Munster Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
High Definition MRI Elmhurst Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Swedish Covenant Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago Childrens Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Anthony Medical Center Crown Point Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Medical Imaging Exablation of Chicago Northbrook Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Geneva Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Unique Medical Imaging Park Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advanced Imaging Center Schererville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
MRI Lincoln Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Lake Shore Open MRI and CT Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Preferred Open MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Pri Diagnostics. Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Northwest Indiana PET/ CT Center Chesterton Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
The Diagnostic Center Vernon Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
High Tech Imaging Specialists Wilmette Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Prospect Imaging Center Mount Prospect Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Vista Medical Center West Waukegan Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Matteson MRI Matteson Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Molecular Imaging of Suburban Chicago Hinsdale Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Adventist Glenoaks Hospital Glendale Heights Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
The Neurologic and Orthopedic Insitute of Chicago Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Saint Mary Medical Center Hobart Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Prairie Open MRI Westchester Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Patwari Medical Corporation Munster Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Radiologists of Dupage Lombard Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital Melrose Park Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Naperville Medical Imaging Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Pinnacle Healthcare Merrillville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Oaklawn Mr and Imaging Center Oak Lawn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Midwest Clinical Imaging Melrose Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Oak Park Imaging Services Oak Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Hawthorne Works Medical Imaging Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
N W Indiana Radiology Services Merrillville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Mr Imaging of West Chicago West Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Oak Forest Hospital Oak Forest Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Macneal Hospital Berwyn Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Midwest Imaging and Diagnostic, Inc Oak Lawn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Saint James Hospital and Health Centers - Olympia Olympia Fields Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Zion Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Margaret Mercy - Dyer Campus Dyer Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Aurora Nuclear Medicine Service Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Preferred Open MRI, Ltd Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
La Rabida Children's Hospital Chicago Childrens Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital La Grange Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Regional Diagnostics South Holland Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Logan Square MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Yorkville Imaging Yorkville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Huntley Radiology Huntley Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
A-1 Medical Imaging Melrose Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Community Imaging Wheaton Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Provena Mercy Medical Center Aurora Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Enhanced Medical Imaging of Kenosha Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Medical Specialists Dyer Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Resurrection Open MRI and Imaging Center Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago Chicago Childrens Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
A R Imaging Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
West Suburban Medical Center Oak Park Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Vista MRI Institute Gurnee Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Molecular Imaging of Wood Dale Wood Dale Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
7 Hills Nuclear Imaging Center Naperville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Meridian Regional Imaging Mundelein Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Multitech Imaging Services Lake Villa Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Central Dupage Hospital Winfield Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Prairie Glen Imaging Center Glenview Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Globe Imaging Westchester Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Delaware Place MRI Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Bright Light Radiology Elk Grove Village Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Salt Creek Medical Imaging Westmont Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advanced Diagnostics Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Lake Forest Hospital Lake Forest Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Sacred Heart Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Ingalls Memorial Hospital Harvey Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Golf Diagnostic Imaging Center Des Plaines Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Valley West Community Hospital Sandwich Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Imed Glenview Glenview Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Hinsdale Orthopaedic Imaging Center New Lenox Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Midwest Open MRI (Melrose Park) Melrose Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Des Plaines Radiologists Des Plaines Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center Mchenry Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Rush Oak Park Hospital Oak Park Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Southlake MRI and Diagnostic Center Merrillville Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Orland Open MRI Orland Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Centegra Memorial Medical Center Woodstock Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Holy Cross Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Valley Lo Imaging Co. Glenview Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Radiologic Associates of Nw In Valparaiso Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Jasper County Hospital Rensselaer Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Gurnee Radiology Center (Gurnee) Gurnee Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Future Diagnostics Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
IHC-kenosha Radiology Pleasant Prairie Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
United Medical Diagnostic Group Skokie Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Bannockburn Radiology Center Bannockburn Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Saint Francis Hospital Evanston Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Advanced Imaging Specialists Chicago Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Mercy Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Silver Cross Hospital Joliet Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Alliance Imaging Munster Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Rush North Shore Medical Center Skokie Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Jackson Park Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Lincoln Park Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Tri-Cities Open MRI St. Charles Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Rush-copley Medical Center Aurora Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Mount Sinai Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
J L Imaging Hometown Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Bloomingdale Open MRI Bloomingdale Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Little Company of Mary Hospital Evergreen Park Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Delnor-community Hospital Geneva Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Community Imaging Bellwood Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Elmhurst Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Oak Brook X-ray and Imaging Oak Brook Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Thorek Memorial Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Franciscan Physicians Hospital In Munster Munster Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Alliance Imaging Crown Point Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Greenberg Radiology Institute Highland Park Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Valley Imaging Vt Montgomery Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
High Technology, Inc. (Palos Palos Heights Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Randall Medical Imaging Center Elgin Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Dekalb Magnetic Resonance Center Sycamore Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Adventist Hinsdale Hospital Hinsdale Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Aurora Medical Center Kenosha Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
The University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System Chicago Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Radiologists Sycamore Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Chicago Ridge Radiology, SC Chicago Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Palos Community Hospital Palos Heights Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Royal Open MRI Elgin Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Loyola University Medical Center Maywood Acute Care Hospital 2500+ Free Quote
Lindenhurst Radiology Lindenhurst Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Open MRI Imaging Specialists Elk Grove Village Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Norwegian American Hospital Chicago Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Kishwaukee Community Hospital Dekalb Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Central States Open MRI Lake In The Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Ne Illinois MRI Vernon Hills Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Morris Hospital Morris Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Triad Radiology and Imaging Morton Grove Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Advanced Radiology Consultants Park Ridge Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Future Diagnostics Group Joliet Diagnostic Testing Facility 0 - 500 Free Quote
Medical Imaging Center Hoffman Estates Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute - Des Plaines Des Plaines Diagnostic Testing Facility 2500+ Free Quote

CT Scan Introduction

CT scans (CAT Scan) use special x-ray equipment to produce multiple pictures of the inside of the body. Software joins the pictures together in cross-sectional views for detailed examination. CT scans can be used to view internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. These scans provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams. Often a special dye, called contrast, may be ingested to further enhance the scan images and the various structural relationships of the areas of interest. so that specific areas inside the body are highlighted. CT scans are often used to defining the structural relationships of the spin, the spinal cord, and its nerves. CT scans are also used in the chest to identify tumors, cysts, or infections that may be suspected on a chest x-ray. CT scans of the abdomen are extremely helpful in defining body organ anatomy, including visualizing the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, aorta, kidneys, uterus, and ovaries. CT scans in this area are used to verify the presence or absence of tumor, infection, abnormal anatomy, or changes of the body from trauma.

CT Scan Patient Preparation

Most facilities recommend that you limit eating and drinking prior to your CT scan. Try to reduce the amount of caffeine or sugar you consumer the day prior to your CT scan. Do not take liquid pills the morning of your exam. Other medications may be taken with water. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility. Wear loose and comfortable clothing, although depending upon the test some patients may be asked to change into a hospital gown for the examination. Do not take liquid pills the morning of your exam. Other medications may be taken with water. Bring a list of all your medications with you for review by the facility.

What to expect during and after a CAT Scan

The overall preparation and CT scan testing visit will take approximately 2 hours. Wear comfortable cloths. You may be required to change into a gown. Once you arrive at the CT scan facility you may receive a contrast agent (a liquid that enhances imaging of certain organs or blood vessels). Depending upon the type of CT scan the contrast agent may be administered orally, intravenously, or as an enema. The contrast agent will take about 45 minutes to properly distribute throughout your body. At the time of the procedure you will be asked to remove any clothing, jewelry, or other objects that might interfere with the procedure which include dentures, eyeglasses, metal zippers and buttons. Upon entering the testing room you will be asked to lay down on the scanner bed. It is important that you lay still during the scan. If it is painful to lay flat and still on your back make sure you bring some form of pain medication. Make sure you tell the doctor or technician that you plan to take pain medication prior to having the test performed.

Once the procedure is complete, you will be asked to wait until the technologist determines that the images are of high enough quality for the radiologist to read. Your CT scan will be interpreted by a trained radiologist and results are typically sent to the referring physician within 24-48 hours.

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