Preparation for a CT Scan

A computerized axial tomography scan is an x-ray procedure that combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. Computerized axial tomography is more commonly known by its abbreviated names, CT scan or CAT scan. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments.

Each Exam has a separate procedure:

Day Before Exam: Come to our office to pick up barium drink.

Night Before Exam: Drink half the bottle of barium.

Morning of Exam: Finish the barium drink.

Please let us know if you cannot pick up the barium in advance. We will usually tell you to come to the office two hours before the exam to begin drinking the barium. Eat lightly the day of the exam. Do not eat within one hour of your procedure.

Eat lightly the day of the exam. Do not eat within one hour of your procedure

Eat lightly the day of the exam. Do not eat within one hour of your procedure.

Eat lightly the day of the exam. Do not eat within one hour of your procedure.

CT Scan in NJ
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