Wednesday, July 22, 2015

PART XLI: CT SCAN #4

For event #41 hubby had to go by himself. We have the grandkids for a week. We have been available for last-minute cancellations for these tests booked in advance, which works well for us.

CT, or CAT scans, are special X-ray tests that produce cross-sectional images of the body using X-rays and a computer. CT scans are also referred to as computerized axial tomography.
A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.
  • Diagnose muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures
  • Pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
  • Guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
  • Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses
  • Monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments, such as cancer treatment
 CT Scan #3 was at the Riverside Campus for Ottawa Hospital.


#2 was alone, too, since I had norovirus. Sigh.

This was Bone Scan #1.
It's a big hospital, with long halls!
 Since The Ottawa Hospital includes the Civic, the General and Riverside Campuses, we asked for the earliest appointments for these tests. Go to the website and print yourself off a map. It helps!
The Ottawa Hospital phoned us two days before, as has been the case with previous appointments.
Here is our list of info for the CT Scan:

  1. Go to hospital wing C1 - Radiology
  2. Drink 8 glasses of water the day before.
  3. Bring a list of your medications. (We keep this in our agendas.)
  4. The test itself will take 20 minutes. (A 90-minute drive, for 20 minutes!)


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