CT (computed tomography, also known as CAT scan) is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that produces cross-sectional images of the body that are more detailed than standard X-rays.
Patients often need to drink oral contrast and/or receive IV contrast to highlight internal organs on the scan so that the radiologist can make an accurate diagnosis.
Unlike MRI, CT scans can be done even if you have a pacemaker or an internal cardioverter defibrillator. However, if you’re pregnant or think you might be, tell your doctor, who may suggest postponing the procedure or ordering a different exam.
Our CT Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
To ensure your safety, we follow the Image Gently
and Image Wisely
Call us at (304) 598-1280
to schedule your CT and/or if you have any questions before you arrive. To check in for your procedure, come to the Radiology Services registration desk down the hall to the right of the main hospital lobby.
Instructions For Your CT exam:
Locate your specific exam from the list of links below. Be sure to read and carefully follow all instructions:
- Reminder – If you have questions or concerns before, during, or after your procedure, call us at (304) 598-1280, or ask your nurse or technologist. We need your input, questions, and concerns to provide you with the best care, so don’t hesitate to ask us anything.