CT, Scanner, Imagerie La Chaux-de-Fonds

The CT-scan, short for computed tomography scan, is an examination that uses X-rays.
Its principle it consists in producing cross-sectional images of the body. The X-ray tube will spin around you as the examination table you are resting on enters the gantry. Thanks to an elaborate computer system, images are acquired, and reconstructions are made in three dimensions. This examination has the advantage of giving very precise information.

Up to 1h30 depending on the scanned region

  • It is important to let us know if you have any allergies or thyroid disease.
  • Pregnancy in progress or desired
  • Breast feeding: in case of use of contract medium certain precautions must be observed.

Diabetic patients:

On the day of the examination, in case it is necessary to be on an empty stomach: ask your doctor how to manage your treatment, in particular insulin, so as not to have hypoglycaemia.

Before the examination:

  • When making the appointment, we will let you know if you have to be on an empty stomach.
  • Make sure to drink enough already the day before the examination.
  • The examination request from your doctor
  • Your insurance card or accident report

Our medical staff will accompany you throughout your stay in our center.

  • For abdominal exams, you may be asked to drink contrast material in the waiting room 30 minutes before starting the exam. Sometimes, a enema will also be applied by the technician.
  • Before the examination, you will go to the cloakroom to undress (you will be told which clothes to take off) and you will be given a gown (open part in the back).
  • During the exam, you will lie on a table that will move slowly inside the gantry. During the whole examination, do not move and hold your breath when you are asked to do so. In the event of a problem, do not hesitate inform the medical team, who are at your disposal at all times.
  • If the contrast product is injected intravenously, this will cause a normal transient heat sensation which will spread throughout the body and will give you the impression of having a full bladder.