Step 1: We will call you prior to your appointment to discuss specific preparation instructions and your past imaging exams. Be sure to tell us if you are nursing or if there is a chance you are pregnant. We’ll give you a general expectation in terms of time you’ll be in our center, but on average you should budget around 30 – 45 minutes for CT scan from check-in until departure.
Step 2: On the day of your exam, please arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and bring prior imaging results with you, if instructed.
Step 3: Our CT technologist will help you onto the scanner table and then will go out of the room to run the scanner from a computer located directly next to the scanner suite, visible through the viewing window. At this time the CT table you are on will move into the scanner and the technologist will take the images. The actual time you are in the scanner will be around 15 minutes.
Step 4: After the exam, your images will be electronically sent to one of our radiologists who will review the information and write a report for your provider. This information is shared with your provider within 24 hours of your exam. The provider who referred you for the QCT will be the one to follow-up with you about your results.