What can I expect during a CT?

  • A CT scan typically takes about 15 minutes or less. You will be asked to lie on the CT table while the machine moves around you to obtain images.
  • If your physician ordered your scan with contrast, you may be given an oral contrast and/or an IV may be started to inject IV contrast prior to beginning. The IV contrast may make you feel a little warm for a few seconds.
  • The results of the CT will be sent to your ordering physician.