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CT QUESTIONS:

How long is this going to take?
 CT procedures are very fast. Even complex exams can be done in less than 10 minutes.
When will my doctor get the report?
Your physician should have the report in 24 to 36 hours. Reports are often ready even sooner!
Is the dye dangerous?
X-ray contrast (“dye”) is very safe. But with any drug or medication, there is a possibility of an allergic reaction. The risk of having a significant reaction is very small. The technologist performing your exam will answer all of your questions or concerns in detail prior to administering contrast. As always, you have the right to refuse the contrast injection, but this may limit the diagnostic potential of your exam.
What does the I.V. contrast do?
The IV contrast provides the doctor with additional information. More diagnostic information can be gathered from the “contrast enhanced” exam than a non-contrast exam. Most exams require contrast, but several exams do not. Our radiologist will determine if contrast is indicated for your exam.
What is Barium and what does it do?
The Barium drink that is consumed prior to CT exams of the abdomen and pelvis is necessary for the radiologist to better evaluate the stomach, as well as the small and large intestines.