In all cases, a consultation with the treating physician is required before the CT examination, because due to the radiation exposure, the CT scan can only be performed on the basis of a medical recommendation. However, native examination requires no special preparation. Nevertheless, we recommend that you do not eat for 6 hours before the scan. Anyone who comes for an examination with contrast agent is not allowed to eat for 6 hours beforehand!
Prior to a contrast-enhanced CT scan, metformin medications for diabetes should be discontinued 48 hours prior to the examination and resumed 48 hours after the scan.
The scan has no side effects, the patient does not feel anything. The contrast agent can very rarely cause a reaction, but anyone who is allergic to it, the examination cannot be performed.