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Computed Tomography

Computed tomography (CT) scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive, painless X-ray procedure that obtains cross-sectional images of body parts that cannot be seen on a standard X-ray. CT scans may also be used to assist physicians during biopsies, typically those of the lungs, liver, kidney or bones.

A woman administers a CT scan.

Preparing for a CT Scan

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing; you may be given a gown to wear during the procedure.
  • Leave metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, at home or remove them prior to your exam; you may also be asked to remove hearing aids.
  • Do not to eat or drink for several hours before the exam, especially if a contrast material will be used.
  • Women should inform their physician and the CT technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • To avoid delays, remember to bring a copy of your prescription.

If you are having a CT interventional procedure, a radiology nurse will call you prior to your appointment to provide you with instructions and answer all of your questions.

CT Scan Results

Our radiologists are board certified and fellowship trained in CT. They will interpret your CT images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam. He or she will discuss the results with you. 

CT services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.


Chilton Medical Center

Computed Tomography
  • 97 West Parkway
    Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
  • 973-831-5088
  • Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 6:00pm
  • Chilton Medical Center is now providing outpatient Medical Imaging services, Monday through Saturday, on a regular basis. Appointments have been spaced apart to ensure social distancing, registrations will be completed remotely, and visitor restrictions are currently in effect. Medical Imaging procedures may be scheduled by calling our Call Center at 855 862 2778 . Direct inquiries or questions may be addressed by calling the Department at 973 831 5227. The East Entrance at Chilton Medical Center is now open for walk-in X-Rays Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm and Saturdays 7am to 3pm.

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