What is the prep for a CT scan?
EAT/DRINK: If your doctor ordered a CT scan without contrast, you can eat, drink and take your prescribed medications prior to your exam.
If your doctor ordered a CT scan with contrast, do not eat anything three hours prior to your CT scan.
You are encouraged to drink clear liquids..
What can you not wear during a CT scan?
Metal objects including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work.
Do you take your clothes off for a CT scan?
Depending on which part of your body is being scanned, you may be asked to: Take off some or all of your clothing and wear a hospital gown. Remove metal objects, such as a belt, jewelry, dentures and eyeglasses, which might interfere with image results. Refrain from eating or drinking for a few hours before your scan.
Can you wear makeup during a CT scan?
Wear makeup – Makeup often has traces of metal in it, so it’s best to avoid it completely. Bring metal with you – Even small objects like rings and earrings can pose a threat to your health. When you come for your scan, make sure you are completely void of any metal.