You will find here the answers to common questions regarding CT.
Is a CT scan painful?
No, it is not.
Is there a doctor present at the examination?
Yes, a doctor is present at the examination.
Is menstruation a problem while I have a scheduled CT scan?
No, it is not.
Should I take my prescribe medication before a CT scan?
Yes, you should.
Can you eat after a CT scan?
Yes you can.
Do I need a person to accompany me after the CT scan?
If you had the contrast agent injected during your examination, then the presence of an accompanying person is strongly advisable.
Can I drive a car after a CT scan?
The scan itself does not affect the ability to drive.
Do I have to undress for examination?
Some of the examinations require undressing.
How long does the CT scan take?
It can take a few to several minutes. The examination with the contrast agent may last longer.
As a diabetic patient, how should I prepare for a CT scan?
Five hours before the scan you can’t take any liquids and foods, therefore you need to take insulin and eat at the properly adjusted time. It is necessary to bring with you something to eat and drink, so you can have that after the scan. Before signing up for the appointment you should notify the reception about your condition. Patients taking anti-diabetic drugs containing METFORMIN should not take them for at least 48 hours before the CT scan, and for 48 hours after it. You need the consent of your doctor.
What is the weight admissibility for CT scanner?
It is up to 120 kg.
Who conduct the examination?
The Radiographer and the Radiologist describe and oversee all results.
Why administer contrast agent?
The contrast agent is administered to enhance the examined image. It is always given on the order of a physician radiologist supervising the examination.
Are the examinations carried out according to a set appointment time?
The designated appointment time is not necessarily going to be the actual time of the examination. Please take any possible delays into account.