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Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging

HOURS

Mon - Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


ABOUT CT

Computerized Tomography (CT) uses X-Ray to produce detailed anatomic images of the body.

 

COMMON USE OF CT

  • Chest/Abdomen/Pelvis body imaging for the detection of cancer or response to cancer treatments
  • Cardiac Imaging -- for evaluating heart function
  • Calcium Scoring -- aid in detecting heart function abnormalities
  • Brain Imaging — memory disorders and central nervous system disorders.
  • Angiography -- imaging of the vascular system

 

PREPARING FOR YOUR EXAM

  • You should plan on being at the Clinical Center from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the examination. The arrival time is dependent upon if oral contrast will be used
  • Do not eat anything 4 hours prior to the exam
  • Do not smoke or intake caffeine 12 hours prior to the exam if it is a cardiac exam
  • Lab work may be required prior to the examination to assess kidney function for contrast clearance
  • If you have any additional questions please feel free to give us a call or refer to this video for more information: What to expect during your CT appointment

 

SCANNING PROCEDURE

  • You will be escorted back within the CT imaging area.
  • Patient history will be taken and the procedure will be explained.
  • You may be asked to change into a patient hospital gown and asked to remove metal items.
  • An IV will be started and an injection of contrast may be administered by a CT technologist.
  • The scanning process is simple. You will be asked to lie on a couch type bed and the couch will be moved into the CT scanner. It is very important that you do not move during the scan.
  • Once the procedure is complete you will be able to leave and resume your normal activities.
  • The exam will be reviewed and interpreted by a radiologist (a physician who specializes in diagnostic imaging).  The report will be sent to your physician.

The CT imaging facility at Michigan State University employs General Electric imaging systems which produce superior images. They also produce the least amount of radiation possible for your given exam.

The CT unit serves both outpatient and ambulance-transported hospital inpatients. The CT unit is located in the southeast portion of the Clinical Center on the East Lansing campus.

 QUESTIONS

If you have questions regarding your insurance coverage, we encourage you to contact your insurer.
If you or your insurer has any questions regarding PET/CT, please call the Michigan State University PET/CT office at (517) 353-5053 

HOURS

Mon - Fri: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

(517) 353-5053
or
(517) 353-4920

MSU Spine Center - X-Ray (Eyde Building)
(517) 884-7450

Olin Health Center
(517) 353-9541

Administrative Offices:

(517) 355-0120