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CT of Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbar Spine including post myelogram CT

What to Expect During the Procedure

One of our nationally certified Computed Tomography (CT) technologists will escort you to the table and ask you to lie down on your back. Not all of the above CT procedures require IV contrast. If your procedure requires IV contrast then you will be asked to sign an informed consent form. Once the consent is signed, an IV will be started before you are taken into the CT scanner for your procedure. Our CT procedures usually take between 10-20 minutes.

How Should I Prepare?

One of our representatives will call to confirm your appointment, go over some health questions and will also remind you of your exam preparation requirement:

  • If you are having a CT of the Spine and receiving IV contrast we request no food or drink by mouth 2 hours prior to this procedure.
  • If a contrast has not been prescribed by your physician then we do not require any preparation instructions for this procedure.

Please notify our staff with any special needs.

What to Expect After the Procedure

If you received IV contrast then we suggest plenty of clear liquids for the next 24 hours. Your report will be sent to your physician within 5 business days. Contact your physician for any information pertaining to the findings.