||Patient Preparations for CT Scans|
For all exams, please check in at the north or south hospital Admitting desk 10-15 minutes prior to your exam.
Upper Abdomen, Complete Abdomen (Abdomen and Pelvis)
You will be given a a Barium Mixture so that the Radiologists can evaluate your digestive system more accurately. It is called Readi-Cat 2. For an exam of your upper abdomen you will be given one bottle of Readi-Cat 2. Shake READI-CAT 2 well before drinking.. Drink 10 oz. (two-thirds) of a bottle of READI-CAT one hour prior to exam. Bring remaining READI-CAT with you to your exam. For an exam of your Abdomen and Pelvis you will be given 2 bottles. Drink the first bottle 2 hours before your exam and 10 oz. (two-thirds) of a bottle one hour before your exam and bring the remainder with you.
No preparation is needed.
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