What is a CT Scan and how does it work?
A CT Scan is a computerized X-ray that produces cross-sectional pictures of the head or body. You will be placed on a narrow table which will move you slowly through the scanner. During this time a sequence of pictures are being taken. It is important to hold your breath when asked to do so. Some CT Scans require an injection of a contrast media through an IV site in your arm. Other scans require drinking a special liquid before being scanned.
How long will the scan take?
The procedure will last approximately 30 minutes. You will be able to remain clothed, but will be asked to remove any belts or metal objects. For some scans you may be asked to put on a gown.
Where will the scan be done?
Your CT Scan will be performed at North Valley Health Center by the Radiology personnel. The CT Scan equipment is now located within our facility.
When is the CT Scan service provided?
CT Scans are available Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Is a CT Scan covered by insurance?
Some CT Scans are covered by insurance. However, it is best to check with your insurance prior to the scan.
For more information regarding CT Scans, call (218) 745-4211.