CT Scan

CT Scan

What to expect & how to prepare

  • CT Scan: CT is a type of study done with x-rays and powerful computers. Wear comfortable clothes with no metal (no metal on clothes, jewelry, watches). You may be asked to change into a gown. For some CT studies, you may be asked to fast for 4 hours. Please notify scheduler and technologist if you are pregnant or allergic to iodinated contrast (used with CTs and with angiograms like heart caths). If you are having a CT of the abdomen and pelvis, you may be asked to arrive early so that you can drink an oral contrast agent. This allows us to see and better evaluate your GI tract. For some CT studies, an IV will be started for an iodinated contrast injection. You will be taken into the CT suite where you will be positioned on the table which moves into the short donut-shaped machine. Images may be taken before, during or after the IV injection with iodinated contrast. During the injection, you may notice a warm sensation which is normal. Exam times vary but are generally less than 15 minutes. Holding still is important so that the images are not blurred. Our CT studies are always done with the lowest possible radiation dose.  

Forms: Arthrography, cardiac calcium score, or sinus.

Cost

$426-865 (contact for pricing) – additional charges for contrast may apply

*Accepted Insurances

*Specific pricing depends on location on the body, contrast, type of service, etc.

*Contact us for more information on pricing 913-319-8450

FAQ@dic-kc.com

*Our exam prices are 30-60% less than hospitals

All prices include both the radiologist interpretation and imaging fees.