Just like any other type of testing, there are things you need to do to prepare for a CT scan. At our facility, we are great about providing detailed instructions before any of our tests, but there are certain things you need to do that are universal no matter where you are getting your CT scan. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your testing with us.
Find out what type of contrast material will be given to you – Depending on what area of the body your CT scan will be looking at, the kind of contrast material will differ. This helps the radiologist and your physician to see parts of your body that need to be magnified and is usually either ingested through a beverage or given to you by an IV. This helps you prepare for your testing, so you are not caught off guard when you arrive at your appointment.
Remove your metal – If you have any piercings, jewelry, retainers or dentures with metal in them, it is essential to remove them before your procedure. Metal can interfere with your testing and potentially throw off your CT scan’s results, so it is best to remove all of it (if possible) before your test.
If you are searching for cutting-edge technology in Queens diagnostic imaging, let us be your source at Queens Dynamic Medical Imaging. Want to schedule an appointment with us for your next MRI or another type of test? Call us today at (718) 507-8184.
When you head to our facilities for radiology in Queens, NY, it can sometimes be a lot to think about what exactly you’ll be having done. Whether it’s a basic X-Ray of your ribs or an MRI of your wrist, it’s important to know what exactly happens during the procedure and how it will work. One of our most state-of-the-art pieces of equipment, our 16-slice CT scan, is one of the most high-tech ways to get an image of a patient’s body. Here’s how our 16-slice CT scan works.
What’s a CT Scan?
A CT scan, which is also known as a CAT scan, stands for computerized axial tomography. This type of testing gives the doctor images of a body part or various parts at different angles. It uses technology to piece all of these different angled images together to give the doctor a comprehensive look at what’s going on inside of your body. These images, which are also referred to as “slices”, give the doctor a look at your bones, blood vessels, and various tissues throughout your body.
The 16-Slice CT Scan
The 16-slice CT scan gives the doctor an even more accurate portrayal of what’s going on in your body. The 16 slices, or different angles, images, or views, give the doctor and radiologist a more fine-tuned diagnostic view of where there could be issues in your body. It’s extremely detailed and provides a thorough look at your body, as opposed to standard, one slice imaging.
If you’re looking for quality radiology in Queens, turn to us at Dynamic Medical Imaging today. Contact us here on our website for more information.