What is a CT Scan of the Chest?

CT Scan (also known as CAT scan) of the Chest is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to examine the cause of pain in the chest area in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in detecting inflammatory conditions, tumors, and evaluating other abnormalities such as lung disorders including cancer, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis and tuberculosis.

Who should get this test?

CT scan of the Chest is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:

  • Masses, evaluation of nodules, cancer or metastatic disease
  • Obstructive processes
  • Pulmonary embolism or dissection

Is there radiation involved?

Yes. 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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