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Diagnostic Services

Preparing for a CT Scan

Head CT

No prep is necessary.

Sinus CT

No prep is necessary.

Abdomen, Liver, Kidneys and/or Pelvis CT

Drink four to six glasses of clear liquids the day before the exam. Refrigerate the barium you were given. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. Drink one bottle two hours before the exam. Drink the second bottle one hour before the exam.

Chest CT

Drink four to six glasses of clear liquids the day before the exam.

Spine CT

No prep is necessary.

Neck CT

Drink four to six glasses of clear liquids the day before the exam.

Renal Survey for Kidney Stone

No prep is necessary.

Chest or Abdomen for Aneurysm CT

Drink four to six glasses of clear liquids the day before the exam.

Virtual Colonography CT

Your referring physician must write a prescription for a MoviPrep kit. Take the prescription to your pharmacy to be filled. You will also need to pick-up a Tagitol kit from the Radiology Department at PCMH. Please follow the directions given in each kit.

The day before the test, follow a strict clear liquid diet, which includes water, clear juices, fat-free broth, clear soda, Jell-O, smooth applesauce, popsicles, Gatorade, lemonade and Kool-Aid. Do not eat solid foods, including ice cream, or drink milk on the day before the exam. Do not eat or drink after midnight on the night before the exam.

Contact Us

PCMH Radiology Department
For questions: 573-768-3295
To schedule an appointment: 573-547-4288

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