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Imaging Services:


Bone Metastases NaF-18 PET


Brain PET

Calcium Scoring


Cardiac PET - Rubidium-82 (Rb-82)


Cardiac FDG Viability


CT (CAT Scan)


CT with Contrast


CT Lung Screen


PET / CT


PET Scan

CT with Contrast

A CT test that is ordered with oral contrast, intravenous contrast or both, to enhance or highlight tissue which will provide more information.

Types of contrast:

Oral contrast: Most patients having abdominal or pelvic scans will be asked to drink contrast medium prior to scanning. This coats the stomach and intestines to highlight them during the scan.

IV contrast: Depending on your symptoms and the area of the body being scanned, the blood vessels may need to be more clearly identified. If so, a small needle will be inserted into your arm with iodine contrast, much like a blood draw.

Preparation:

  • CT with contrast might require you to avoid eating for a few hours prior to the scan.
  • Remove all jewelry and hairpins
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring signed doctor's order, insurance co-payment and photo identification.
  • Bring all prior scans or images.
  • Contact customer service for any requirements for your particular CT scan: 301-441-9696
  • How Long is the Exam?:
    Most CT's take about 10-20 minutes

    After the Exam:
    You should experience no discomfort and return to daily activities unless otherwise instructed.

    Exam Results:
    You can request films prior to the exam so you can leave with them. The results will be sent to your referring physician, who will contact you.

    Insurance Coverage:
    CT with contrast is covered by most insurance companies. Please contact our customer service department for specific information: 301-441-9696

    WARNING:
    Please notify us if you are allergic to iodine.

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