What is a CT Chest?

A specialized, computer guided procedure performed to look at the anatomy of the chest.

What to expect?

The procedure usually takes less than 20 minutes. Sometimes an injection of dye is given to help see the blood vessels and finer structures of the chest.

What are some of the common uses?

CT scanning of the chest is typically used to:

  • Further examine abnormalities found on conventional chest x-rays
  • Detect and evaluate the extent of tumors that arise in the chest or have spread there from other locations
  • To look for pulmonary embolism or blood clots that have traveled to the lungs
  • Demonstrates various lung disorders, such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, emphysema and bronchiectasis

What to do?

There is no preparation necessary for this test. After the test drink more fluids to help get rid of the dye unless you are instructed not to do so.

How will I learn the results?

A specialized body imaging radiologist will review and analyze the images and send a signed report to your primary care or referring physician, who will discuss the results with you.

For More Information

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 888.364.6400.

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