CT scanning constructs precise images of your body anatomy using focused x-rays and moving detectors. Typical exams usually take only 10-15 minutes to perform while providing a high degree of information. Our new multislice systems are optimized to enhance image quality while reducing x-ray dose.
- Do not eat or drink for 4 hours before exam, as some studies require an intravenous injection of contrast (x-ray dye). If you are having a CT scan of the abdomen or pelvis, please call (401 or 866) 727-4600 for instructions on preparation, as these studies may require a barium drink.
- No preparation is necessary for a study of your spine, bones, joints, sinuses, or kidney stone studies.