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General questions and answers about the procedures and how to prepare for imaging.
It varies from procedure to procedure. Depending on the type of exam that you are having, it may take anywhere from a half an hour to 3 hours.
The prep for each type of exam varies. You will be given instructions on what you should do before your exam. If you have questions about the preparation, contact your doctor or a professional at ADI.
The MRI table will slide you into the scanner, so that your body is in the middle of the scanner. The scan will begin when you are ready. It is extremely important for you to hold very still during the scan in order to get the best quality images possible.
Besides complete information about your medical history, your doctor and the MR staff must know if you have any metal in your body which cannot be removed, including: pacemakers, implanted insulin pumps, aneurysm clips, vascular coils and filters, heart valves etc. VERY IMPORTANT! DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE SCANNED IF YOU HAVE A PACEMAKER OR OTHER IMPLANTED MECHANICALLY, ELECTRICALLY OR MAGNETICALLY ACTIVATED DEVICE. UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ORDERED BY THE RADIOLOGIST, YOU WILL NOT BE SCANNED IF YOU HAVE METAL IMPLANTS IN THE HEAD REGION.
A CT or CAT scan is the term that describes a radiologic test known as computed tomography. This diagnostic imaging procedure uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of organs and body parts such as lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, pelvis, extremities, brain, spine and blood vessels.
Typically, your tests are read within 24 hours by ADI’s local radiologists and then forwarded to your referring physician.