The new Toshiba 4-row multislice CT scanner, Access Edition used at Sparsh is equipped with new generation AIDR (Adaptive Iterative Dose Reduction), 3D technology that reduces image noise and improves the spatial resolution while lowering radiation exposure by up to 75%.
Try wearing loose comfortable clothing during your exam.
Metal objects include jewelry, dentures, eyeglasses, and hairpins that might affect the CT scan images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You will be asked to remove any kind of dental work or hearing aids.
Refrain from eating or drinking anything a few hours beforehand for the scan, especially if it’s a contrast CT Scan.
Inform the technician if you are currently on any medication or have allergies.
You must also let the technician know of any form of illness or any other medical conditions that you may have, and if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, and kidney disease or thyroid problems. Any such conditions may increase all unusual adverse effect.
Women should let the CT Technician know if they are/ or might be pregnant.