How to prepare for a CT scan?
<li>Generally, fasting is required prior to administering IV contrast. Fasting for ~ 4 hours (solid foods) is recommended.</li>
<li>Kidney function test (serum creatinine) in cases of positive clinical history.</li>
<li>Review of your medical history to determine that no issues exist preventing you from having a CT scan, such as pregnancy / contrast allergy or reaction (i.e., hives, rash, itching, breathing difficulty).</li>
<li>A person accompany for IV contrast procedure.</li>
<li>Some CT scans require drinking oral contrast, for approximately 30–60 minutes prior to your scan.</li>
<li>Some CT scans involve an injection of contrast, for which an IV cannula will be inserted.</li>
<p><strong>Post-scan Requirement:</strong> You will be provided with post-procedure instructions at the center</p>