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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)
Accredited by the American College of Radiology

CT imaging, also known as CAT Scanning, (Computed Axial Tomography) is a highly sensitive technique used to view the internal anatomy accurately and detect extremely small lesions. CT has the unique ability to image soft tissues, such as blood vessels and render details of bony structures. The CT gives the radiologist a 360° view for evaluation.

Vero Radiology offers the GE Lightspeed 64 slice VCT. The ultra fast spiral scanner is able to scan three times faster without compromise to resolution. Whole body scan times are 30-60 seconds.

Our scanner has the capabilities to perform various types of studies such as:
  • Biopsies
  • CT Angiography
  • 3-D Imaging
  • Coronary CT Angiography
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Brain
  • Virtual Colonoscopy

For patients requiring CT guided biopsies, our registered ACLS nursing staff will be assisting you during and after your procedures.

CT EXAM PREP

Any Patient over 40 yrs old: If you are having a CT with IV contrast you must have blood work to include a BUN & Creatinine within the last 90 days.

For all CT exams: Please wear the least amount of metal/Jewelry on the body part to be scanned. i.e. zippers, metal buttons and necklaces.

Any CT Scan with I.V. Contrast (iodine dye): No Solid food 4 hours prior to the exam.


CT scan of the abdomen and/or Pelvis or abdomen only (with oral barium contrast)
:

A.M. Exam (Before Noon)

  • Clear liquids only 4 hours prior to exam
  • Drink one bottle of contrast at bedtime the evening before the exam
  • Drink a second bottle one hour prior to the exam
  • Just prior to the exam, the patient will be asked to drink an additional 4 ounces of contrast

P.M. Exam (After Noon)

  • Clear liquids only 4 hours prior to exam
  • Drink one bottle of contrast at 6 a.m. the morning of the exam
  • Drink a second bottle one hour prior to the exam
  • Just prior to the exam, the patient will be asked to drink an additional 4 ounces of contrast

CORONARY CT ANGIOGRAPHY (CCTA)

Patients will be notified and given specific instructions from our nurse the day before the exam.

VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY

Patients need to Purchase Movie Prep at the pharmacy. Stop by Vero Radiology for a prescription, a $20.00 rebate coupon and instructions for the prep at least 24 hours before the exam, or you may also get a prescription from your physician.

CT BIOPSY/REQUIRED LABS

  • Patient will be notified and given instructions from our nurse the day before the appointment.
  • Patient arrives 1 hour prior to procedure time
  • Patient will not be allowed to drive therefore arrangements need to be made for transportation
  • PT, PTT, INR & CBC with platelet count need to be done within 2 weeks of the scheduled exam
  • Patient off Coumadin for 5 days prior — if on Coumadin, repeat PT, PT and INR 24 hours prior to procedure
  • Aspirin products, including Vitamin E and anticoagulant products (i.e. Plavix), must be discontinued 5 days prior to the procedure
  • You must be fasting 6 hours prior to the procedure except for your medications— a nurse will give you specific instructions
  • Please contact your physician prior to discontinuing any medications