What is a CT Scan:Shoulder?

CT Scan: Shoulder (also known as CAT scan) is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to examine the cause of pain in the shoulder area in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in detecting inflammatory conditions, tumors, and evaluating other abnormalities in the shoulder.

Who should get this test?

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

  • Tears to muscles, tendons or ligaments (e.g. rotator cuff tears)
  • Masses , tumors and infections
  • Shoulder pain due to injuries following trauma, dislocation or fracture
  • Inflammation of the joint

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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