Metro Urology Imaging
At Metro Urology Imaging, we offer high-tech imaging services at two convenient locations to better serve our patients. Our goal is to provide quality service to our patients, and offering our own imaging services is just one way we strive to do just that.
Metropolitan Urological Specialists CT scanning facility adds another level of full service urology for our patients. This technology allows us to more effectively manage our patients' health care as a whole, while ensuring a high standard of quality care.
CT Scan defined
CT (Computerized Tomography) sometimes called CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body and then uses computer processing information to show a cross section of the body tissues and organs.
CT is particularly useful as it is able to show lung, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels with great clarity. By using our specialized equipment and expertise, we are able to create and interpret CT scans and more accurately diagnose cancer, kidney stones, trauma, etc.
CT is painless, non-invasive and accurate. It is also fast and simple and may even eliminate the need for surgery.
You will find our staff prompt, courteous, highly trained, and experienced in CT scanning. Our scheduler will call you prior to your scan and will go over the procedure with you. Once you arrive, a technologist will again explain the scan and answer any questions you may have.
A radiologist, skilled in reading CT scans, works collaboratively with your physician and any specialists involved in your care.
The CT scan is safe for patients of any age. However, there are pre-testing requirements for patients over 50 and who have a history of renal/kidney problems if IV contrast is involved. Also, if you are pregnant, or think you might be, you should tell the technologist prior to your scan.
What to do before your scan
- Medications It is important for you to keep to your regular medication schedule unless your physician informs you otherwise – just let our staff know what medications you have taken prior to your scan.
- When to arrive You should arrive 15 minutes prior for a CT with out contrast; 30 minutes for a CT with IV contrast and 60 minutes for a CT with oral and IV contrast.
- What to bring Please bring your insurance cards and any insurance forms with you.
- What to wear You should dress in comfortable clothing. We will ask you to remove jewelry or anything else that might interfere with your scan. It is best, however, to leave valuable items at home.
- Length of scan The actual scanning time varies with the type of scan you are having done. On average, a CT scan takes 15 minutes and a CT scan with IV contrast 30 minutes.
- Results Rapid results are essential not only for your peace of mind, but also for your physician to begin planning treatment. Our radiologist will read your scan and forward the results to your physician, who will discuss them with you.
- Appointment particulars Free parking is available on each side of our facility. The Ct scanning facility is open Monday through Friday with hours daily from 8am to 5pm.
For further information about CT scanning, please call 314.315.9955. We will make sure you have all of the information you request.