CT Scan

The CT Scan may be of the head or a selected part of the body. This special X-ray gives a picture of your body in a cross section, giving more detail than other X-rays through the use of a computer.

The scan will be done with you lying on a special table that moves slowly into a donut-shaped scanner. You may be asked to hold your breath for short periods of time. You will hear whirring noises as the gears and motors work during the procedure. The staff will be in an adjoining room and can talk to you. They will have full view of you through a window. You will be able to continue your normal activities after your exam.


Do not wear metal objects such as hairpins or earrings. You may be given a contrast media injection through your vein to highlight or enhance the brain tissue. If you have any allergies, please tell the staff. You may eat and drink as normal. It would be helpful to wear loose fitting clothes without snaps, buckles, or other metal objects.


30 minutes to 1 hour


If you are taking Glucophage you must notify your physician at least two days prior to your test date for instructions on stopping this medication. This is extremely important.

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    MyMichigan Health Park Bay

    3051 Kiesel Road
    Bay City, MI 48706

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    MyMichigan Medical Center West Branch

    2463 S. M-30
    West Branch, MI 48661

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    MyMichigan Medical Center Mt. Pleasant

    4851 E. Pickard Street Suite 1500
    Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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    MyMichigan Medical Center Gladwin

    515 Quarter Street
    Gladwin, MI 48624

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    Orchard Building

    4100 Campus Ridge Drive
    Midland, MI 48640

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    MyMichigan Medical Center Clare

    703 N. McEwan Street
    Clare, MI 48617

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    MyMichigan Medical Center Alma

    300 E. Warwick Drive
    Alma, MI 48801

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    MyMichigan Medical Center Sault

    500 Osborn Boulevard
    Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

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    MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena

    1501 W. Chisholm Street
    Alpena, MI 49707