CT scan in the Radiology center Paris la Défense – Les 4 temps

What types of CT scan are performed  in the radiology center Paris La Defense?

All computed tomography are performed.
Here are some examples:
Brain scan
Neck and ENT scan
Sinus computed tomography
Chest scan
Abdominal computed tomography (Liver, pancreas, kidney, adrenal …)
Pelvimetry and pelvic scan
Musculoskeletal scan (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hands, Spine, Pelvis, Knee, Ankle, Foot …..)
CT colonography and virtual colonoscopy
Dental scan (dentascanner)
Vascular scan
Arthro CT

What is a CT scan (Computed tomography)?

CT scan or computed tomography is the best imaging technique to acquire data very thin slices through the body. This exam uses X-rays These data are then used to construct images of the body part being studied. The CT scans only the region explored, not the whole body.

A the imaging Center Paris La Défense, your scan will be done with a multi-slice CT. The multi-slice technique (MDCT) allows data acquisition and image production extremely thin for a good review. The level of detail achieved allows the body part being studied analyzed in three planes of space, including good 3D representations.


Preparation – What to do before a computed tomography at the scan center Paris La Defense?

If you  need an injection of contrast, we advise you to be fasting (nothing to eat or drink) for 2 hours before your appointment.

In some cases, when an injection of contrast material is needed, a blood sample for the study of kidney function (urea, creatinine) you will be asked to conduct the exam with a good level of security.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is imperative to inform our staff when making appointments.

Procedure – How is a CT scan in the radiology center Paris La Defense?

You must complete some formalities upon arrival and you will be informed about the price of the exam.

You will be asked to remove clothing relevant to the region concerned by the CT scan
You may need an intravenous injection of contrast – if necessary one of our handlers will insert a small needle into a vein in your arm before your CT.
You may need an intra-articular injection of contrast, if the region explored is a joint. This contrast is usually administered by the radiologist under fluoroscopic guidance before the exam.

For the scanner you will be asked to lie on a table that moves through what looks like a ring. The CT scan is a ring open at both ends and is about 50 cm wide. The table on which you are lying, will be moved through the ring for the acquisition of images. For some CT, you may be asked to hold your breath during this time to get a good review. With multi slice CT, the apnea time will be only a few seconds. The entire exam itself takes only a few minutes.

How long can I expect to be in the radiology center Paris La Défense for a scanner?

The length of your examination  includes the time it takes to:

Register your details, fill out some paperwork, and be informed about the price of the exam.
Prepare you for your exam
Realize your examination
Collect your images
Write an accurate report
The vast majority of examinations  last 20 minutes, but in order to complete the administrative steps and wait for your report in a general way, we suggest you allow up to 45 minutes for your appointment.

For exams with additional preparation, our staff will inform you of extra time.

Is scanner safe?

The CT scans use X-rays, that are a form of ionizing radiation. All radiation is cumulative and involve risks that can not be avoided. The CT scan  is performed only when the benefit of the examination outweighs the potential risks.
At the imaging Center Paris La Défense, with the combination of digital technology, experienced radiologists and use specific techniques to minimize the dose, you can be assured that radiation doses are kept as low as reasonably possible. The scanners are also equipped with algorithms minimizing the dose and are regularly maintained and calibrated by engineers to ensure the accuracy parameters doses.

If you need an injection of contrast material, there is a small risk of allergic reaction. The possibility of reaction is minimized by the collection of your medical history. All our employees are trained to observe even the most minor signs of an allergic reaction and make the necessary action if needed.