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Computed Tomography Scans

Often referred to as a CT scan, computed tomography is an imaging test in which a part of the body is X-rayed from different angles and combined by a computer to produce cross-sectional pictures of internal organs. In some cases, a dye is injected to clarify the image. This test can help diagnose tumors, hemorrhages, head injuries, and bone abnormalities. Progress West Hospital optimizes protocols to utilize the lowest amount of radiation during this test.

  • Exams typically take 10 minutes or less, but may vary depending on the body part being visualized and the type of exam
  • Weight limit: 676 pounds

Preparing for a computed tomography (CT) scan

Abdominal or pelvic CTs may require a dye to help visualize and highlight. Dyes may be oral or injected. If ordered, drink extra fluids for 48 hours following your scan to help flush the dye from your body.

Scheduling your computed tomography (CT) scan

Appointment hours are listed below but could change due to holidays or other circumstances. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the BJC centralized outpatient scheduling department at 636.344.1702. A physician order is required.

  • Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Imaging Location

Progress West Hospital
2 Progress Point Parkway
O'Fallon, Missouri 63368

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To schedule an appointment, call 636.344.1702.

Progress West Hospital
2 Progress Point Parkway
O'Fallon, Missouri 63368

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