How long will the scan take?

If your particular type of scan requires a contrast mixture, up to an hour should be added to the total time, as the substance makes its way through your digestive tract to help highlight problematic areas.

The actual scanning time is anything from five to thirty minutes, usually somewhere in the middle. Please make sure you stick to the appointed times and intervals, as some preparation will be needed for the actual scan, and any delay may cause further scheduling difficulties.

Please note that your partner, spouse or friend will be kindly asked to wait outside, as the procedure involves processes to which non-patients should not be submitted if not necessary.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/

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