This is a test that uses X-rays to create detailed images of the tissues and organs in your abdomen both before and after contrast.
A CT scan of the abdomen is a test that uses X-rays to create detailed images of the tissues and organs in your abdomen (such as liver, gallbladder and spleen). This is done before and after a dye is put into a vein in your arm or hand. The dye helps to highlight the structures in your abdomen so they can be seen better.
Here are some things you should know before having a CT scan:
The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.
What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?
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