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What It Is Like To Undergo A CT Scan

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A CT scan is painless - and very fast.

When you are ready, you will be asked to remove all jewelry and to change into a hospital gown.

A technician will escort you into the room with the scanner. He or she will then help you lie down on the scanning "couch" which looks like a narrow, unpadded, examining table.

After positioning you,and telling you not to move, the technician will leave the room.

The examining table will then move through the donut shaped scanner. The technician will tell you when to hold your breath. The scanner then takes a series of pictures of the area to be studied. 

The technician sees the images immediately and checks them for readability.

NOTE: Do not expect to be told the results by the technician. A radiologist will write a report of his or her findings from the images and send them on to your doctor who will tell you the restuls.

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