A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines multiple X-ray images of your body, taken from different angles, creating cross-section images (or “slices”) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues.
Because it provides more detailed information than X-rays alone can, it’s used to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other kinds of trauma. A CT scan is also used to diagnose disease and to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.
Priority Radiology is your first choice in Southern Indiana for CT Scans. Our Siemens Biograph Horizon PET/CT Scan unit provides more precise information and accuracy while offering you a simpler, quicker, more positive experience.
Our commitment to your care and convenience includes evening and Saturday hours, our seasoned technicians, a caring team, onsite radiologists to read your results, and a focus on your comfort from start to finish.
CT Scan Prep Instructions
Have nothing to eat or drink (except water) for 2 hours prior to arrival IF the exam was ordered with contrast.
If you have a history of kidney disease/kidney failure, notify a technologist when you arrive for your appointment.
Most medications can be taken within 4-6 hours of exam unless instructed otherwise (use water only).
Bring your insurance card and your order if you were given one by your doctor.
Wear comfortable clothing with no metal if possible.
Your procedure will take approximately 15-30 mins. per exam.
If you have had any prior images taken on the area of interest, please let a staff member know so we can obtain the images and reports for comparison.
If you are scheduled for a CT Scan Abdomen/Pelvis with oral contrast, you will need to arrive 2 hours in advance to drink contrast or if possible come the day before exam to pick up contrast.
- Drink 1 full bottle two hours prior to your exam time
- Drink 1/2 bottle an hour prior to exam
- Bring the other 1/2 with you to your appointment.
If you pick up the oral contrast then you will only need to arrive only 30 minutes early to register.