CT Scanning of the neck

The CT scan of the neck is an examination allowing the study of the organs of the ENT sphere.


Why can my doctor order this type of test?

Your health care professional can prescribe this type of examination to :

- a herniated disc
- a fractured vertebra
- vertebral bone metastases
- inflammatory rheumatism

The procedure of the exam

Here is the procedure, we will ask you :

remove your jewelry and any metal object that could affect the quality of the images

to lie down comfortably on a table and to remain motionless. The table will slide into the CT machine

Hold your breath for a few seconds while the examination is performed. Please note that we will capture the images very quickly in order to reduce the radiation dose received.

Depending on the type of examination prescribed by your health care professional, you may be injected with a contrast material. The list of these agents will be indicated to you when you make your appointment. If you think you may be allergic, please inform the technologist.

In order to accommodate you, please note that the total time of your visit may vary between 30 and 60 minutes, although the actual exam will only last between 10 and 25 minutes.

A medial order is required to perform this examination.

If you have a prescription for an ultrasound that is not listed, please contact us

 Preparing for the exam

To prepare for the exam, we ask that you fast at least 4 hours before your exam (unless otherwise advised). However, it is possible to take your medication with a little water.

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