You should arrive 30 minutes prior to scan time to fill out paperwork and be interviewed by a technologist. The technologist interviews for medical history and will verify completeness of preparation.
If you like, you may fill out paperwork beforehand online, or print the patient information sheets and fill them out at home—- don’t forget to bring them to the appointment with you. However, patients should still arrive at their appointment 15-20 minutes prior to their scheduled time to provide signatures and additional information if necessary.
Certain exams require an injection of contrast material. This is determined through a cooperative effort between your physician and our radiologist. Others may also require four to eight hour fasting to provide the best images. This will be addressed during your scheduling process. All appointments that require fasting will be set as early as possible in the morning. Study results will be sent to your referring physician within eight hours.
Please read the following if you are preparing for a CT scan:
- Wear clothing free of metal – no zippers, metal buttons, etc
- Please notify technologist if you are pregnant or nursing
- Please notify the scheduler if you are diabetic
- If contrast is needed and the patient is diabetic and/or 50+, BUN and Creatinine results are required
- Gowns and robes will be provided for your convenience
- Scan time is 20-30 minutes for diagnostic studies
- Actual scan time is less that 1 minute for screening studies
- For certain studies, patients may be required to fast. The scheduler will address this when arranging the appointment.