CT Scan: Enterography

What is a CT Enterography?

Computed Tomography (CT) Enterography is uses special x-ray equipment and an injection of contrast material after the ingestion of liquid to produce detailed images of the small intestine and structures within the abdomen and pelvis. It’s often used to identify and locate problems within the bowel, such as inflammation, bleeding, obstructions and Crohn’s disease. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. CT enterography is better able to visualize the entire thickness of the bowel wall when compared to other small intestine imaging procedures.

Who should get an enterography test?

CT Scan Enterography is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:

  1. Right lower quadrant or Left lower quadrant pain
  2. Appendicitis, diverticulitis, colon cancer
  3. Ileus, inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Abscess, Crohn’s Disease

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.

CT Scan: Enterography

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