What is a CT scan?
A CT scan is an x-ray machine that can take a series of pictures, allowing us to generate images of every “slice” of your body. This will generate a 3D image that clearly depicts the shape, size, and structure of the blood vessels and organs. We may need to administer a contrast solution through IV for greater visibility of your blood vessels. This may feel warm, cause dryness of the mouth, and the urge to pee. Before a CT scan of the intestines, you will need to drink water or a contrast solution, which will create a clearer image of the intestines.
After the procedure
If no abnormalities were found, you will be able to go home directly after the procedure.
Your practicing physician will discuss the results with you during your next consultation.