|3.0T MRI with Multi Transmit Technology||64 Detector Rows CT Scanner||Non Invasive CT-Angiography|
|3D-4D Ultrasound||Color Doppler||Digital X-Ray DR System|
|Cone Beam Dental CT, OPG||Digital Mammography||Bone Densitometry (DEXA)|
Brilliance CT at Dr. Dodas - what is so special ?
We recommend prior appointment for CT Scan to avoid waiting period at the centre.
Instructions for patients
Depending on the part of the body to be scanned, you will be given instructions by your doctor. Unless told otherwise, you can eat and drink normally before and after the scan. However, if you are advised for a contrast injected scan, you may require 4-6 hours fasting prior to the examination. The CT scanning procedure usually lasts for 5-10 minutes in which the actual exposure time is only few seconds.
What is being injected for the scan and why?
You may need a contrast medium injection into your arm before the scan. This is necessary to highlight certain organs or vessels more clearly. However, with Philips Brilliance CT the process is much safer as the injected contrast dosage can be lowered significantly depending on the kind of scan. You will be asked about any allergies especially from iodine based products or shell fish and any other medical conditions before the infusion. Contrast is generally given when we suspect infective/inflammatory pathology or mass lesion. It is also administered for vascular studies and other special applications. Reports for kidney function such as blood urea, serum creatinine or any other investigation that may have been done for kidneys should be brought at the time of examination.
Upper abdomen and whole abdomen examinations
It is essential to come with overnight fasting for these examinations. Investigations will take 2-3 hrs or even more to complete as oral contrast is generally given and it takes time to reach colon. We normally do not ask patient to come with full bladder as it will generally fill during the course of administration of oral contrast. However, you are required not to pass urine during this examination.
KUB and lower abdomen examinations
There is no need of fasting for these examinations but full bladder is a requirement. Further, avoid examination immediately after taking food. A gap of 2 hrs is advisable whenever contrast is to be administered.
Normally no preparation is required for these examinations. But in case of children and those with neurological problems, may need to be sedated/anaesthetized as good examination can not be done, if patient is moving his/her head.
Allergy to drugs and contrast media
Though we use non-ionic contrast media which has very few reactions, however, a severe reaction is a possibility. If you are allergic to any drug or contrast media, you must tell us. This may require modification and different planning for examination.
Your Creatinine levels should be known.
If you are diabetic, then the history of the drugs you arer taking should be known