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Computed tomography (CT scan)

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Computed tomography (CT scan)

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CT is a modern imaging technique using a beam of X-rays that turns around the patient to produce images of different anatomic regions. With the help of a computer, advanced reconstruction algorithms provide different perspectives and three-dimensional images.

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Exams available

We provide a wide range of CT scan exams:

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  • Brain
  • Facial bones
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Abdomen/Pelvis
  • Lumbar spine
  • Sinuses/Mastoid bones
  • Conduits auditifs internes
  • Neck (soft tissue)
  • Thorax
  • Sacroiliac joints

Exam procedure

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  1. Welcome, opening of your file, and questionnaire to be completed
  2. Preparation for your exam:
    – A technologist will be assigned to you
    – Your questionnaire will be reviewed
    – The exam procedure will be explained
    – You will change into the required clothing
  3. Exam
  4. The images will be provided to you on a CD-ROM after the exam
  5. Results will be sent to your doctor within 24 to 48 hours

Find out how to prepare for the exam

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Preparation for your exam

Some tests require special preparation:

  • SCANS of the brain, soft tissue of the neck, cerebral angiography, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis:
    Fast (no food or drink) for three hours before the exam; don’t stop your medication

* Patients must bring previous radiology exam reports and images (X-rays, ultrasounds, scans, MRIs), involving the same part of the body, to their appointment for diagnostic comparison. Patients must also bring a list of all their medications.

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