|Computed Tomography (CT) Instruction Leaflet
CT Patient Information and Consent Form
|Contrast Material:||Rarely required|
- Spinal canal width
- Inflammatory / tumor-related changes of the bony structures of the spine
- Vertebral sintering (post-traumatic, inflammatory, tumor-related)
- Width of nerve channels, etc
Patients are requested to uncover the body area to be examined and remove metal objects such as jewelry or piercings.
Patients lie face up on a sliding table which moves slowly through the wide circular opening of the CT scanner. The area to be examined is always in the middle of this opening.
If intravenous contrast material needs to be injected for your CT examination, we will insert a small soft plastic tube (Venflon), which serves to access the vein, before the examination. The contrast material itself is injected painlessly through an injector. This eliminates the risk of movement having a negative effect on the procedure. Iodized contrast material cannot be used for specific diseases. If you suffer from thyroid disease, impaired kidney function or diabetes, please inform us at the time of your registration