How do you prepare for a pelvic CT scan?

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may need to change into a gown for the procedure. Metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures, and hairpins, may affect the CT images. Leave them at home or remove them prior to your exam.

What do they do to prep you for a CT scan?

How you prepare

  1. Take off some or all of your clothing and wear a hospital gown.
  2. Remove metal objects, such as a belt, jewelry, dentures and eyeglasses, which might interfere with image results.
  3. Refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours before your scan.

How do you prepare for a CT abdomen?

Preparing for the Day of Your Abdominal CT Scan

  1. Fast as directed by your doctor.
  2. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding medications.
  3. Remove jewelry.
  4. Take oral contrast or IV contrast.
  5. Talk to your doctor about your health conditions.
  6. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Do you need to fast for CT abdomen and pelvis?

EAT/DRINK: If your doctor ordered a CT scan without contrast, you can eat, drink and take your prescribed medications prior to your exam. If your doctor ordered a CT scan with contrast, do not eat anything three hours prior to your CT scan. You are encouraged to drink clear liquids.

Can I drink water before CT scan?

For four hours prior to your exam, please do not eat solid foods. You may drink fluids such as water, juice, or black decaffeinated coffee or tea. Some CT scan exams, particularly abdominal CT scans, may require that you drink water or an oral contrast so we may better visualize structures within the abdominal area.

Can I drink water before CT scan of abdomen?

Do I have to take my clothes off for a CT scan?

A CT scan is usually done by a radiology technologist. You may need to take off any jewelry. You will need to take off all or most of your clothes, depending on which area is studied. You may be able to wear your underwear for some scans.

Do you need to drink water before CT scan?

If your exam includes an IV injection of a contrast dye, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything for three hours before your exam. You can drink clear liquids, unless you are on restricted fluids. Not all scans use a contrast dye. Its use depends on which parts of the body the scan is being used to analyze.

Can I pee before a CT scan?

For a CT scan of your abdomen or pelvis you might need: a full bladder before your scan – so you might need to drink 1 litre of water beforehand. to drink a liquid contrast – this dye highlights your urinary system on the screen.

Can you go to the bathroom before a CT scan?

We encourage you to go to the bathroom before the test. Do not eat or drink anything 4 hours prior to the exam. You may take your medication with a small amount of water. Q: I was told I have to drink barium (oral contrast) before my exam.