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Brain CT– About the Exam

Mountain Medical performs brain CT imaging to help detect bleeding caused by rupture or leaking aneurysm, blood clot, brain tumors, enlarged brain cavities, brain diseases or malformations of the skull, brain injury, and skull fractures in patients with head injuries.

What you can expect during a brain CT:

  • You will be asked to lie on the examination table.
  • The table will start moving, first slowly and then relatively more rapidly when the actual CT is performed.
  • You may be asked to hold your breath during the scanning. Any motion, whether breathing or body movements, can lead to artifacts on the images.
  • When the brain CT is completed, you will be asked to wait until the technologist verifies that the images are of high enough quality for accurate interpretation.
  • A brain CT is usually completed within 15 minutes.

Learn how to prepare for a brain CT.

Learn the benefits and risks of brain CT.

Watch the CT - What to Expect Video.