What is a CT Scan of the Head & Brain?
A CT Scan (also known as CAT scan) of the Head and Brain is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to examine the cause of pain in the head and brain area in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in detecting inflammatory conditions, head injuries, tumors, and evaluating other abnormalities in the head.
Who should get this test?
A CT scan of the Head and Brain is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Acute Trauma
- Shunt Function
- Sudden onset of new headache
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.