Bayview Physicians Group

Conveniently located in neighborhoods throughout Hampton Roads.


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CT

Lakeview Medical Center is committed to providing the most advanced technology with the GE LightSpeed VCT 64-slice multi-detector scanner which has revolutionized the way we image patients using CT. Better resolution, faster scan times, and faster, more powerful computers allow for better image quality. This CT scanner is also equipped with software that automatically adjusts the radiation dose according to the patient’s size, which optimizes the patient’s exposure to X-rays. Our CT department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and staffed by nationally registered CT Technologists.

The 64-slice scanner is the newest generation of CT scanner and allows the Radiology Team at Lakeview Medical Center to image a patient in seconds with one breath hold. The patient spends less time in the scanner which is more comfortable for them. Radiologists evaluate reconstructed images on powerful computers that allow the radiologist to manipulate data in various 2-dimentional and 3-dimentional images.

The 64-slice CT scan can rapidly and clearly image the heart during the cardiac cycle by obtaining ultra thin slices. This is done as an alternative method for evaluating the heart and its coronary arteries for disease and evaluates how much atherosclerotic plaque is present.

The team of radiologists and technologists at Lakeview Medical Center pride themselves on their accommodating, friendly and approachable nature. Our goals are to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible, to acquire diagnostic images rapidly and accurately and to assist the clinicians in diagnosing disease. The 64-slice CT scanner has revolutionized the way that we accomplish this.

Prep for CT scans ordered with IV Contrast (Head, Facial, Sinus, Neck, Chest etc.)
You have been scheduled for a CT scan which requires an IV Contrast injection. To prepare follow these instructions:

  • DO NOT stop taking your medication. All medications may be taken with a small sip of water 3 hours prior to your test.
  • Have nothing to eat or drink four (4) hours prior to your exam except as stated above.
  • If you are 50 years old or older, or have Kidney disease you will need a blood test to determine your Renal function prior to getting a contrast injection.

Attention:
The IV contrast is made using Iodine, if you know that you are Allergic to “IV Contrast”, “Iodine” or “X-ray Dye” you must inform your physician and us immediately prior to your test.

Prep for Abdominal and Pelvic CT scan with Oral Contrast
You have been scheduled for a CT scan of your Abdomen and/or Pelvis, which requires drinking "Readi-Cat II" (barium sulfate contrast). Your exam may include the administration of IV contrast material just prior to the exam (see prep with IV Contrast above). To prepare follow these instructions:

  • DO NOT stop taking your medication. All medications may be taken with a small sip of water 3 hours prior to your test.
  • Have nothing to eat or drink four (4) hours prior to your exam except as stated above.

We ask that you arrive in the Radiology Department 1 hour 15 minutes prior to your scheduled exam appointment time, when you arrive in the CT Department you will be asked to drink a container of oral contrast, it will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes for the contrast to make it through your Gastric / Intestine system before we can scan you.

Patients:  Please print and complete the screening form and bring it with you to your appointment.

Read more about specific CT exams by visiting the following links:

CT Abdomen and Pelvis   |   CT Body   |   CT Chest   |   CT Children (Pediatric)   |   CT Head   |   CT Sinuses   |   CT Spine   |   CT Enterography  |   CT Urography  |  CT Angiography (CTA other than Cardiac)  |   Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring   |   CT Coronary Angiography (Cardiac CTA)