How to Prepare for a Spine CT

You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.

Metal objects such as jewelry, eyeglasse 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, dentures and other removable dental work.

Women should always inform their doctor and the CT technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.