How should I prepare for my CT scan?

Check with our office, as most CT exams ask nothing to eat 6 hours prior to the exam. On the day of your exam, please wear two-piece comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Avoid clothing with zippers and snaps as metal objects can affect the image. You may also be asked to remove hair pins, jewelry, eyeglasses, hearing aids or dentures depending on the part of the body to be scanned as well as asked not to eat or drink anything for one or more hours before the exam.

For CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis, you may be instructed to drink 2 or more 16-ounce glasses of contrast medium which will highlight the digestive tract on the CT images. Patients who are allergic to intravenous (IV) dye can still drink the liquid contrast without problem.

Women should inform their doctor or the CT technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.



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Peninsula Imaging, LLC
Address:1655 Woodbrooke Drive, Suite 101, Salisbury Maryland, 21804
Phone: 410-749-1123 / Toll Free: 1-866-725-1061
Fax: 410-543-1063
Website: www.peninsulaimaging.com