Computed Tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a medical imaging technique that combines conventional x-ray imaging with computer technology to produce images of the body. To prepare for a CT scan, you may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking starting six hours before the procedure. If necessary, you may take medications with a small amount of water. CT scans generally take 30-45 minutes. The scan will take longer if multiple images are generated or a detailed study is needed.
At Medical West, we know that diagnosing your illness is an important part of your care plan. That is why we offer state-of-the-art imaging technology delivered by a highly skilled and friendly staff.
Medical West Imaging Services has two locations in Bessemer, Alabama for your convenience. The first, Medical West Hospital Imaging, is located on the first floor of the hospital. The second, Medical West Imaging Center, is located adjacent to the hospital on Memorial Drive. Each location has a variety of medical imaging technology to aid the diagnostic process.
Medical Imaging Services offered at UAB Medical West Hospital