CT (computed tomography) scan uses X-rays to make detailed pictures of
your body and structures inside your body. A CT
scan of the pelvis can give the doctor
information about the bones and organs in the pelvic area.
test, you will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner. The CT
scanner is a large doughnut-shaped machine.
scan of the pelvis can help find problems such as
breaks (fractures), cancer, and appendicitis. It also can help find the cause of pelvic pain.
Talk to your doctor about all your
health conditions before the test. For example, tell your doctor if:
Watch closely for
changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and
call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a
list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have
your test results.
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Current as of:
February 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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