How to Prepare for Your Computed Tomography Appointment

  1. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN WITHOUT CONTRAST

About the procedure
Computed tomography (CT) is a fast, reliable multi-organ diagnostic procedure. It is non-invasive and painless.
It is very short—it lasts from tens of seconds up to several minutes—which is a huge advantage. The exact duration of the scan depends on the purpose of the examination and the target organ.

The procedure can be covered by NFZ insurance or paid for by the patient.
A referral for specialist treatment is mandatory for procedures covered by NFZ insurance.
Patients who register for a procedure covered by NFZ insurance are asked to arrive at the CT Laboratory at the scheduled date and time.

A medical referral or request from the attending physician is required for examinations which are paid for by patients.
Patients who register for a paid examination are asked to go to the Reception Desk of the Specialist Outpatient Care Department (Elevator 3, 1st floor) to make the payment and provide the necessary patient data.

No special preparation is necessary for the examination.
You should bring the medical reports of your previous tests and procedures with you (discharge summaries, reports of ultrasound scans, angiograms, computed tomography scans, and reports from consultations with specialists).
Medications
You should take your regular medications as usual on the day of your scheduled examination.

If you experience any adverse symptoms during the examination, please report them to the attending medical staff.

How to collect the results
The results will be ready approx. 14 days after the examination.
Call 516 17 11 66 to find out whether your results are ready.

NOTE!
You can collect the results in person or with written authorization at the Hospital’s Main Reception Desk (behind the doorman’s room) from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays).

 

  1. COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN WITH CONTRAST

About the procedure
Computed tomography (CT) with contrast is a fast and reliable multi-organ diagnostic procedure in which a contrast agent is injected intravenously. The exact duration of the scan depends on the purpose of the examination and the target organ.
The procedure can be covered by NFZ insurance or paid for by the patient.
A referral for specialist treatment is mandatory for procedures covered by NFZ insurance.
Patients who register for the procedure to be covered by NFZ insurance are asked to arrive at the CT Laboratory at the scheduled date and time.
A medical referral or request from the attending physician is required for examinations which are paid for by the patient.
Patients who register for an examination which they will pay for are asked to go to the Reception Desk of the Specialist Outpatient Care Department (Elevator 3, 1st floor) to make the payment and provide the necessary patient data.
How to prepare for your appointment
– Make sure to bring with you the results of your creatinine test—and if you have hyperthyroidism, your TSH assay; the test results are valid for 2 weeks.
– If you use metformin (Metformax, Siofor, Glucophage, Formetic, Metral, Metifor, or Gluformin), do not take the drug within 48 hours before or 24 hours after your appointment (in consultation with the attending physician).
If you use anticoagulants (Sintrom, Syncumar, or Acenocoumarol) and subcutaneous heparin injections, please consult a physician. If you take any other medications, continue with your treatment as usual.
Drink around 1 liter of non-carbonated fluids on the day before the examination (if you are a dialysis patient, please consult your nephrologist).
You must arrive for the examination in a fasting state (do not eat solid food for at least 6 hours before your scheduled examination). Drink around 1 liter of fluids (non-carbonated water or weak tea) to make sure your body is sufficiently hydrated. For abdominal and/or pelvic CT with contrast, make sure to drink an extra half liter of non-carbonated water an hour and a half before the procedure; do not void your bladder before the procedure.
Important!!
Before the examination, make sure to tell the medical staff if you have any allergies or if you are hypersensitive to the contrast agents.
You should bring the medical reports of your previous tests and procedures (discharge summaries, reports of ultrasound scans, angiograms, CT scans, and reports from consultations with specialists) and a list of your current medications with you to your appointment.
If you experience any adverse signs or symptoms following intravenous contrast injection (shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, itchy skin, or chest pain) during the procedure, please inform the medical staff.
You are advised to drink around 2.5 liters of non-carbonated water or unsweetened drinks over the first 24 hours following the examination in order to help your body eliminate the contrast agent.
In rare cases, you may experience nausea, skin rash, or itching after the contrast agent is administered. Please report these symptoms to the physician immediately.
You will be monitored for around 20 minutes after the examination.
How to collect the results
The results will be ready approx. 14 days after the examination.
Call 516 17 11 66 to learn whether your results are ready.
You can collect the results in person or with written authorization at the Hospital’s Main Reception Desk (behind the doorman’s room) from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays).

  1. Abdominal and/or pelvic CT scan with contrast

 The procedure can be covered by NFZ insurance or paid for by the patient.

  • You must arrive for the examination in a fasting state (do not eat solid food for at least 6 hours before your scheduled exam) and you may only drink non-carbonated water.
  • Take your regular medications as usual.
  • If you use metformin (Metformax, Siofor, Glucophage, Formetic, Metral, Metifor, or Gluformin), do not take the drug within 48 hours of your scheduled exam.
  • Drink around 2 liters of non-carbonated fluids on the day before the examination (if you are a dialysis patient, please consult your nephrologist).
  • Drink half a liter of non-carbonated water an hour and a half before your appointment and do not void your bladder before the procedure.
  • If you use anticoagulants (Sintrom, Syncumar, or Acenocumarol) and subcutaneous heparin injections, please consult a physician.
  • Please bring your serum creatinine test report (the results are valid for 2 weeks).
  • You should bring the medical reports of your previous tests and procedures (discharge summaries, reports of ultrasound scans, angiograms, CT scans, and reports from consultations with specialists) and a list of your current medications with you to your appointment.
  • After the procedure, make sure to drink more fluids than usual.
  • You will be monitored for around 20 minutes after the exam.
  1. Computed Tomography Angiogram SCAN

About the procedure
A CT angiogram scan is a diagnostic procedure of the arterial vessels in which a contrast agent is administrated through an intravenous injection.
Because you will have a contrast agent injected into your vein,
make sure to submit a creatinine test report (the test results are valid for 2 weeks);
if you have a thyroid condition, please submit a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test report (the results are valid for 2 weeks).

The procedure can be covered by NFZ insurance or paid for by the patient.
A referral for specialist treatment is mandatory for procedures covered by NFZ insurance.
Patients who register for a procedure covered by NFZ insurance are asked to arrive at the CT Laboratory at the scheduled date and time.
A medical referral or request from the attending physician is required for an examination which is paid for by the patient.
Patients who register for an examination which they will pay for are asked to go to the Reception Desk of the Specialist Outpatient Care Department (Elevator 3, 1st floor) to make the payment and provide the necessary patient data.
How to prepare for your appointment
If you use metformin (Metformax, Siofor, Glucophage, Formetic, Metral, Metifor, or Gluformin), do not take the drug within 48 hours before or 24 hours after your appointment (in consultation with the attending physician).
You should take your regular medications as usual on the day of the examination.
If you use anticoagulants (Sintrom, Syncumar, or Acenocoumarol) and subcutaneous heparin injections, please consult a physician.

Drink around 2 liters of non-carbonated fluids on the day before the examination (water or juice).
You must arrive for the examination in a fasting state—do not eat any solid food, but drink plenty of water.
You should bring the medical reports of your previous tests and procedures (discharge summaries, reports of ultrasound scans, angiograms, CT scans, and reports from consultations with specialists) and a list of your current medications with you to your appointment.

Before the examination, make sure to tell the medical staff if you have any allergies or if you are hypersensitive to the contrast agents.
You should bring the medical reports of your previous tests and procedures (discharge summaries, reports of ultrasound scans, angiograms, CT scans, and reports from consultations with specialists) and a list of your current medications with you to your appointment.
If you experience any adverse symptoms following intravenous contrast injection (shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, itchy skin, or chest pain) during the procedure, please inform the medical staff.
You are advised to drink around 2.5 liters of non-carbonated water or unsweetened drinks over the first 24 hours after the examination in order to help your body eliminate the contrast agent.
In rare cases, you may experience nausea, skin rash, or itching after the contrast agent is administered. Please report such symptoms to the physician immediately.
You will be monitored for around 20 minutes after the examination.
How to collect the results
The results will be ready approx. 14 days after the examination.
Call 516 17 11 66 to find out whether your results are ready.
You can collect the results in person or with written authorization at the Hospital’s Main Reception Desk (behind the doorman’s room) from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays).

 

  1. Computed Tomography Angiogram Scan for patients referred from the Internal Diseases, Angiology, and Geriatrics Department

About the procedure
A CT angiogram scan is a diagnostic procedure of the arterial vessels in which a contrast agent is administrated through an intravenous injection.
Because you will have a contrast agent injected to your vein,
make sure to submit a creatinine test report (the test results are valid for 2 weeks);
if you have a thyroid condition, please submit a thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test report (the results are valid for 2 weeks).

How to prepare for your appointment
If you use metformin (Metformax, Siofor, Glucophage, Formetic, Metral, Metifor, or Gluformin), do not take the drug within 48 hours before or 24 hours after your appointment (in consultation with the attending physician).
You should take your regular medications as usual on the day of the examination.
If you use anticoagulants (Sintrom, Syncumar, or Acenocoumarol) and subcutaneous heparin injections, please consult a physician.

Drink around 2 liters of non-carbonated fluids on the day before the examination (water or juice).
You must arrive for the examination in a fasting state—do not eat any food or drink any water.
Take toiletries and pajamas with you.
You should bring the medical reports of your previous tests and procedures (discharge summaries, reports of ultrasound scans, angiograms, CT scans, and reports from consultations with specialists) and a list of your current medications with you to your appointment.

Before the examination, make sure to tell the medical staff if you have any allergies or if you are hypersensitive to the contrast agents.

If you experience any adverse symptoms following the intravenous contrast injection (shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, itchy skin, or chest pain) during the procedure, please inform the medical staff.

You are advised to drink around 2.5 liters of non-carbonated water or unsweetened drinks during the first 24 hours following the examination in order to help your body eliminate the contrast agent.

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