How to prepare for CT Preparation for CT examination Computed tomography is a kind of x-ray, only more advanced. Its main purpose – to get a detailed image of cross sections of any type of tissue, which allows to accurately diagnose many human ailments. Particularly shown is the procedure for lesions and diseases:
  1. • the brain;
  2. • facial skull;
  3. • eyes and orbits;
  4. • paranasal sinuses;
  5. • soft neck tissue;
  6. • organs of the chest cavity;
  7. • lungs;
  8. • Oncology;
  9. • abdominal organs;
  10. • organs of the genitourinary system;
  11. • pelvic organs;
  12. • all sections of the spine;
  13. • bones;
  14. • joints;
  15. • blood vessels;
  16. • parathyroid and thyroid gland.
A procedure is also prescribed to detect the effects of injuries and the presence of neoplasms (oncoscreening). Sign up for a CT consultation To whom the CT procedure is contraindicated or undesirable I must say that there are no definitive prohibitions on the CT procedure. Any patient can be diagnosed on a computed tomography scanner. Simply, since the method is based on the use of x-rays, women should be treated with caution “in position” and young children. There is still a question about contrasting (introduction into a vein of safe iodine-containing contrast agents). Bolus (contrast) allows you to better “see” the organs and processes that occur in them. If you really need an intravenous bolus, you should not be allergic to iodine, the norm of analysis for creatinine in order to exclude any health hazard as much as possible. It should be noted that, unfortunately, the CT apparatus cannot “accept” too full people (more than 160 kg in weight). Getting ready for a CT scan So, if the doctor has prescribed you for a CT scan, you need to prepare for the procedure in advance. After all, the accuracy of images and your good condition after diagnosis depends on this. Preparation for CT is to follow the general simple rules:
  1. • do not eat food a few hours before the procedure (from three to six, depending on which organ is to be examined and whether contrast will be used);
  2. • take care of comfortable, not constraining movements, not crushing clothes without any metal parts and accessories (zippers, buttons, decor);
  3. • take off jewelry such as chains, rings, others, as well as hairpins, glasses, and possibly dentures;
  4. • inform the doctor about the medications taken at the time of the study, possible allergic reactions, concomitant diseases, pregnancy;
  5. • have a medical record with previous examinations, tests, etc. Any such information will allow the doctor of the CT room to decipher the picture most accurately and make the most complete, detailed and informative descripti
Enjoy your procedure and good results of CT diagnostics!