About the Scan – Spine CT Scan

SMIL performs spine CT scans to detect, or rule out, spinal column damage or abnormalities in patients. Spinal CT scans are also performed to:

The SMIL technologist will begin your spine CT scan by positioning you on the CT examination table; usually having you lay flat on your back or less commonly, on your side or on your stomach. For children, the CT scanner technique will be adjusted to their size and the area of interest to reduce the radiation dose.

Next, the table will move quickly through the scanner to determine the correct starting position for the scans. Then, the table will move slowly through the machine as the actual CT scanning is performed.

The spinal CT scanning is usually completed within 30 minutes.

Learn how to prepare for the scan in the spine CT scan preparations section.

Find out if this procedure is right for you in the benefits and risks of spine CT scan section.

For a downloadable/printable PDF about this exam with preparation instructions click here.

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, May 10, 2018
All the staff were polite and kind all through the procedure. They kept me informed of what was going on, which made me comfortable as a patient.
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