How Long Does It Take to Get CT Scan Results?

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According to the East Jefferson Imaging Center, it usually takes a day or less to receive results from a CT scan. Computed Tomography (CT) scans may take only a few minutes to complete.

Since the CT scan is such a quick procedure, the amount of time it takes to receive the results depends on the amount of time it takes the doctor to review the results and communicate the results to the patients, as the East Jefferson Imaging Center explains. A CT scan, which is also referred to as a “CAT” scan, is a fast and painless procedure that doctors use as a diagnostic tool. Doctors use these scans to identify or rule out diseases inside of the body.