Patient Instructions - Computed Tomography CT or CAT Scan of Spine
A CAT scan of the spine is an X-ray used to detect abnormalities of the bones, discs and nerves of the spine.
Before your Procedure
During your Procedure
You will lie on your back on a table as it moves through the scanner.
If you cannot tolerate lying flat on your back for at least 10 minutes, please notify your doctor.
The exam takes about 10 minutes.
After your Procedure
Providing safe, quality patient care is our highest priority. To help ensure quality and safety, we ask that you do not bring young children with you to your appointments, as children are not allowed to accompany you during Imaging procedures. Staff is unable to monitor your child in your absence.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your provider.