Imaging Partners of Waterbury Hospital
About Your Exam
Preparing for your Exam
Some CT scans may require medication or dietary
preparations. Please follow the instructions below carefully.
If you have questions about the instructions or an exam procedure,
please do not hesitate to ask your referring doctor or call us.
For a scan of the head, neck or chest, do not eat or drink
2 hours prior to your appointment, except for your prescribed
medications with a small amount of water.
For a scan of theabdomen or pelvis, do not eat or drink
anything 4 hours prior to your appointment time except
for your prescribed medications with a small amount of water.
You may be asked to drink barium 60 minutes prior to your exam.
Please call our office to arrange pick up of the barium so you can
drink it at home prior to your appointment time. Alternatively, you
may arrive at our office 6o minutes prior to your appointment time.
There is no preparation needed for a scan of the spine, sinuses,
For patients receiving intravenouscontrast medium,
you should continue to take your medication, unless you are
a diabetic taking Glocophage, or Glucovance. Do not take
this medication the day of your exam.
Inform your referring doctor if you have allergies to medicine,
have had an adverse reaction to X-ray dye, or think you may be
An experienced, registered and licensed radiology technologist
who has received advanced training in CT scanning
will perform your exam under the supervision of a board
certified radiologist (M.D.).
If your exam requires intravenous contrast to highlight certain
parts of your body, it will be given by intravenous injection. It
may cause a warm sensation throughout your body.
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