General CT Scans
Also referred to as computed tomography scans CT scans provide the radiologists with cross-sectional images of the body to evaluate internal anatomy. Such images are key in detecting multiple, different abnormalities in the body.
What Can I Expect During the Procedure?
Images are generally obtained in less than 15 minutes to complete the examination. There is no discomfort nor claustrophobia during this interval.
On occasion, an iodinated contrast material (dye) needs to be injected intravenously to optimize the examination. If you have had previous allergic reactions to intravenous contrast, please notify the technologist at the time of the examination.
Some studies of the abdomen and/or pelvis require the drinking of oral contrast at least one hour prior to the scan.
Designed to provide key insight into whether patients are at risk for heart disease or heart attacks, the CT Coronary Calcium Score service from LSG Imaging is both quick and painless. This also applies to General CT scans. With offices in both Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, we make the procedure convenient and comfortable for all of our patients, offering personalized care in a calm setting.
What Does a Coronary Calcium Score Test Entail?
Please visit our Patient Center to download and fill out the coronary calcium score history sheet ahead of your appointment with us.