We are proud to announce the acquisition of a 128 Slice CT Scanner, the only one in the San Gabriel Valley! This new system includes lower radiation dose technology, enhanced patient access with one of the largest patient openings and a high capacity table supporting over 500 lbs. The Hitachi Scenaria 128 Slice CT system offers increased scanning and image reconstruction speeds. It also boasts a complete cardiac package and many additional features that make it one of the fastest scanners available today. This combination of features on this CT scanner provides unparalleled image quality, scanning speed, and low radiation dose making it an ideal choice for your CT Imaging needs.
Preparation for a CT or CAT Scan:
Most CT Scan procedures take from 5 to 20 minutes. Some exams (CT scans with intravenous contrast) may require a blood test be done prior to the exam to make sure your kidney function is normal. CT scans of the Abdomen and Pelvis typically require you to pick up an oral barium solution to drink prior to the day of your exam. The barium solution comes with instructions on when to drink it. For our female patients it is important for us to know if there is any chance that you could possibly be pregnant. Radiation to the fetus during pregnancy should be avoided whenever possible, especially during the first 3 months of pregnancy. You will be asked questions at the time of scheduling your appointment that will help us determine if your exam will require intravenous and or oral contrast. Any necessary preparation for your exam will be explained to you at that time.