Computed Tomography Scan (CT or CAT Scan)

A Computed Tomography or Computed Axial Tomography Scan (CAT or CT Scan) is a diagnostic test that combines the use of x-rays with computer technology. It produces multiple pictures of the inside of your body, which the computer will then join together to let the doctors view cross-sections of the area being studied.

In preparation for your exam, you may be asked to drink a solution or receive a solution intravenously to help improve the accuracy of the exam. This will be done at least 60 minutes prior to the exam. If this is necessary, your doctor will give you instructions prior to the exam.

Before your CT/CAT scan, we encourage you to read more about preparing for the CT/CAT scan.

For More Information

We offer daytime, weekend, and evening appointments to accommodate your scheduling needs. To learn more about CT Scan, or to schedule an appointment, talk to your doctor about Danbury Hospital.

If you need a doctor referral call us at 1-800-511-8287, or search our Find a Doctor online tool to find a doctor near you.