How Long Does A CT Scan Take

How Long Does A CT Scan Take?

What is a CT Scan?

A CT scan (also known as a computed tomography scan, CAT scan, and spiral or helical CT) can help doctors find cancer and shows a tumor’s shape and size which help with treating back pain or migraines among other things. 

How long does a CT scan take?

A CT scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on what part of the body is being scanned. It also depends on how much of your body the doctors want to look at and whether contrast dye is used. It often takes more time to get you into position and give the contrast dye than to take the pictures. After the test, you may be asked to wait while the pictures are checked to make sure they are clear and show all of the body part(s). If not, more pictures may be needed.

Where to get a CT scan done?

CT scans are most often an outpatient procedure which means that patients who receive this procedure can have it done outside of a hospital setting and be sent home within the same day. Outpatient imaging centers offer more relaxed, personalized service than hospitals and can offer many other liberties.


To book a scan, visit us at Medmo.com. Medmo helps people schedule radiology imaging tests – such as MRI, CT scans, PET, and more – at nearby accredited centers and identify the payment solution that works best for them.

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