To prepare for an abdominal CT scan, a patient may be required to complete a fast before his appointment and drink an oral contrast. Additionally, he should wear comfortable clothing and remove jewelry before having a CT... More »

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An abdominal scan typically takes less than 30 minutes, according to MedlinePlus. Patients do not move during that period, and, at certain points, they are required to hold their breath. Motion blurs the images produced ... More »

Possible risks of undergoing a pelvic and abdominal CT scan include having itchy skin, a headache or a rash, according to Drugs.com. It is also possible for a patient to experience nausea or vomiting. More »

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The images section on the right-hand side of MedlinePlus' "Abdominal CT scan" entry contains photos of abdominal CT scans. The images section includes diagrams of a CT scan as well as images of CT scans that indicate var... More »

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Possible risks of undergoing a pelvic and abdominal CT scan include having itchy skin, a headache or a rash, according to Drugs.com. It is also possible for a patient to experience nausea or vomiting. More »

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A person can read about preparing for a PET-CT scan at online sources like Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Radiology Info and the University of California San Francisco Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging. A posit... More »

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Patients scheduled for a CT scan, or computed tomography scan, fast to avoid having food in their digestive system; this helps doctors see scan images more clearly and make accurate diagnoses, as stated by Johns Hopkins ... More »

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