CT Enterography

CT Enterography is specifically used for the imaging of the small and large bowel. It allows the evaluation for the presence and extent of tuberculosis, Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease. The administration of a specialized oral contrast is needed prior to the exam in addition to the IV iodinated contrast injected during the test.

What preparation is required?

  • A ‘low residue diet’ is prescribed 24 hours before the exam
  • No consumption of solid food 4 hours prior to the scan
  • A negative oral contrast is administered 1 hour prior to the exam

What should I expect during the scan?

  • Any metal infringements in the scanning area need to be removed
  • After conducting a sensitivity test, a technologist will administer the iodinated contrast via an IV injection
  • You will be required to hold your breath for 10-20 seconds while the images are captured
  • The test usually lasts 5 minutes
  • Following the exam, your cannula will be removed
  • The report gets despatched within 12-24 hours

Is there anything else I should know?

You are requested to bring a copy of the medical history of the patient, including recent lab work reports and any previous imaging scans that may have been prescribed by your doctor.