Diagnostic Imaging

Medical imaging procedures, such as computerized tomography (CT) scans and positron emission tomography (PET) scans, are used to identify and diagnose many different cancers and conditions. We continue to invest in next-generation technologies that provide precise views of internal organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels with immense clarity and detail.  These scans and other imaging tests are performed and reviewed on-site. 

Preparing for Your CT Scan

CT scans combine a series of X-ray views taken from many different angles and computer processing technology to create cross-sectional images of bones and soft tissues inside your body. A CT scan may require the use of contrast agents like iodine or barium. If you are allergic to any of these agents, please let the technologist know immediately.

NOTE: If you are wearing or scheduled to wear a Neulasta On-Body Injector please contact the scheduling department immediately at 502.361.8496 ext. 212.

Prior to your scan

Area to be scannedAmount of barium needed
Chest, brain or head and neckNo barium needed
Abdomen onlyDrink 1 bottle 1 hour prior to appointment
Pelvis onlyDrink 1st bottle 2 hours prior to appointment Drink 2nd bottle 1 hour prior to appointment
Abdomen and pelvisDrink 1st bottle 2 hours prior to appointment Drink 2nd bottle 1 hour prior to appointment
Chest, abdomen and pelvisDrink 1st bottle 2 hours prior to appointment Drink 2nd bottle 1 hour prior to appointment

Preparing for Your PET/CT FDG Tumor/Brain Imaging

A PET/CT scan effectively looks at the metabolic activity of your cells. It can identify where cancer is, the extent of it and if it is responding to treatment.

24 hours prior to your scan

6 hours prior to your scan

Special instructions

Please call the Radiology Department at 502.361.8496 ext. 242 and ask to speak with a technologist for any of the following scenarios:

General information