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Ct scan

(4 Posts)
shiningstar2013 Sun 30-Jun-13 14:51:21

How long does it take to have an abdominal ct scan. I have to take gastrogastin before it and may need an injection of more when I get there.

CMOTDibbler Sun 30-Jun-13 15:59:36

The actual scan will only take a few seconds, but the whole thing may take 30 minutes with getting you in the room, injections etc

Erebus Mon 01-Jul-13 18:47:20

Blimey, CMOT- we get 12 and a half minutes for an abdo CT including cannulation! grin

Our pts only hydrate with a litre of water for the hour prior which they can do at home or on the bus. We do have a whizz-bang scanner so, unless we're looking specifically for an intestinal 'leak' or an abscess or suchlike, we only use water and IV Omnipaque.

CMOTDibbler Mon 01-Jul-13 18:56:48

TBF Erebus, I don't often see purely diagnostic CTs these days!

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