What is a CT Scan of the Abdomen & Pelvis?

CT Scan (also known as CAT scan) of the Abdomen & Pelvis is a painless radiology exam which may be ordered to help evaluate abnormalities in the area. This includes abdominal pain, inflammation, kidney stones, bladder stones and liver lesions, among others.

Who should get this test?

Your doctor may order a CT scan of the abdomen if you have these following indications:

  • Right lower quadrant or Left lower quadrant pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Abscess
  • Crohn’s Disease

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. Same as X-Ray, CT Scan is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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