What is a CT scan?A CT scan uses X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the body, which can be used to examine a specific body part.
About the examination
Preparing for your CT scanRead about the clothing suggestions and what to do if you are pregnant. read more
Preparing for your CT scan
If you are pregnant or if you think you might be pregnant, please contact your attending physician. We will decide, in consultation with you and the radiologist, whether the procedure can be carried out or whether it should be postponed or replaced with an alternative procedure.
It is more convenient for you and our employees if you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to slip on and off. Depending on the type of procedure, you may be asked to remove clothing that contains metal.
If you have a disability for which you may require more time or attention during the procedure, please let us know in advance. We will take this into consideration as much as possible.
Change of process
Very occasionally, the radiologist will suggest injecting the contrast solution intravenously. In this case, we will first ask you a series of questions (e.g. whether you're allergic to contrast dye) before inserting the IV.
What does the procedure entail?Depending on the body part being examined, we may ask you to remove some of your clothes. read more
What does the procedure entail?Depending on the body part being examined, we may ask you to remove some of your clothes. Once the IV has been inserted, you will be slid into the ‘ring’ of the CT scanner on the examination table. This tunnel is 70 cm in diameter and 50 cm deep and is where the images are taken. We may ask you to hold your breath for a CT scan of your lungs or abdomen.
The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.
After the procedure What do you have to keep in mind?After the procedure you can leave the unit. We will arrange transport if you were admitted to the hospital or if you need an ambulance. read more
After the procedure What do you have to keep in mind?If you were given water to drink, you probably won't experience loose stools.
If you were given a contrast solution to drink, you may experience loose stools for one or two days.
ResultsThe radiologist who performed the CT scan and/or assessed the images will submit his or her report to your attending physician as soon as possible. Your attending physician will contact you to discuss the results.
Radiology report or treatment in MijnRadboudYou can review your radiology report (without images) in MijnRadboud. read more
Radiology report or treatment in MijnRadboudWhen the procedure or treatment is finished, the radiologist will assess the images. Sometimes this happens the same day, sometimes a few days later. He or she will write a report and send it to your attending physician, who will read it carefully. Your physician will use the report and any other relevant examinations to reach a conclusion. You can review your radiology report (without images) in MijnRadboud. The report will be available seven days after the radiologist submits it. In MijnRadboud, click on the tab ‘MijnDossier’ (My File) and then on ‘Uitslagen’ (Results) to see your report. Your physician will discuss the results of this report with you during your next appointment.
As there may be some time between carrying out the procedure and drafting the report, we cannot guarantee that the results will be available in MijnRadboud seven days after your procedure. It takes seven days plus the time the radiologist needs to draft the report.
Scientific studyIf your procedure is being carried out as part of a scientific study, the results will not be published in MijnRadboud.
How to make or cancel an appointmentYour attending physician will request your treatment and you will receive a notification. read more
How to make or cancel an appointmentYour attending physician will contact us to request a procedure or treatment. We will send you a notification.
If your procedure or treatment is scheduled to take place within the next fifteen weeks, we will notify you as soon as possible.
If you and your attending physician have agreed that the procedure will take place in a few months, you will be notified approximately fifteen weeks in advance (no sooner).
It's important to be on time; if you're late, the appointment may be cancelled. If you are unable to make the appointment, please contact us as soon as possible. You can call the Department of Radiology during office hours from 8.30 am to 5 pm on (024) 361 45 25. If possible, we will schedule a new appointment immediately.
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Radboudumc main entrance
Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
6525 GA Nijmegen