Computed Axial Tomography – CAT, or CT Scan – is a special type of x-ray that takes a digital “slice” image of a patient’s body for a Radiologist to view. Patients lie on a table with an x-ray tube that spins around the body as the table moves through the scanner. These detailed images can be used to evaluate any part of the body. CT scans are non-invasive and safe, and a commonly performed procedure used to identify many diseases that previously would have required surgery to detect.
When you schedule your appointment, you will be given any special instructions that you may need to follow for your testing procedure. You may be required to fast, drink a barium smoothie, or have blood work done prior to your test. You may also be asked to change into a gown. Please bring your current medical insurance card, photo ID, order for the test, and any copay or coinsurance you may owe.