CT of the Abdomen WITH & WITHOUT Contrast
Department: Cat Scan on 1st floor of Main Hospital
***Patient should report to Central Registration at least ½ hour prior to the scheduled appointment time to register/check-in.
- You must pick up your drink (Crystal Light with Gastrograffin) in the CT department on the first floor in Radiology, Monday-Friday only, between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm.
- Drinks must be picked up the day before the exam.
- You will be given instructions on how to drink the Crystal Light with Gastrograffin. This may cause mild cramping and some diarrhea, but the drink is necessary to get the diagnostic results required when the CT scan is performed.
- Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight before the procedure except for the Crystal Light.
- You can be scanned with your clothes on. However, you can save yourself time by dressing appropriately. Wear comfortable clothing such as a sweat suit. Please do not wear clothing with metal; ex: zippers or suspenders with metal.
- If applicable, remove all body piercings.
- Female patients are asked not to wear a bra or only wear a sports bra or a bra that does not have metal in it. If you have to wear a bra with metal in it, it can be removed in the CT dressing room.
- Please bring a list of all medications that you are currently taking.
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