Medical imaging is a common part of many treatment plans because it helps with an accurate diagnosis. Banner Health doctors may ask you some questions before your procedure.
Is a Medical Imaging Study Right for Me?
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, a medical imaging study may not be appropriate for you. Some medical imaging studies, such as X-rays and CT (computed tomography) scans, involve the use of radiation, which could harm an unborn child.
The technician will also need to know if you have diabetes and which prescribed medications you’re taking.
How Will My Medical Imaging Visit Work?
Before your medical imaging scan, our staff will discuss your particular procedure with you in detail so you’ll know exactly what to expect. Making you as comfortable as possible is our goal.
Depending on the type of scan you need, your visit could take up to 2 to 3 hours. To make your visit more comfortable, wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointment. Bring a friend or family member who can keep you company before the procedure begins.