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A computerized tomography (CT) scan produces cross-sectional images by combining multiple x-rays. This allows doctors at the Total Access Urgent Care medical facility to examine the soft tissues and bones from various angles with a three-dimensional view. A doctor might recommend a CT scan for patients who are suspected of having bowel obstructions, infections, or blood clots. These diagnostic tests are also useful for detecting traumatic injuries such internal bleeding and fractures.
At Total Access Urgent Care, patients may sometimes be given a CT scan with contrast dye. This allows for greater accuracy. Patients may be given contrast material via an injection or an orally swallowed liquid. The exam itself consists of lying on a table, which slides into the machine. The CT scanner at Total Access Urgent Care is on open donut, not a closed tunnel. CT scans do not require any recovery time, although patients at the urgent care facility may receive treatment as needed before being released.
The healthcare professionals of Total Access Urgent Care provide exceptional care to residents of the St. Louis area. Local residents may call (314) 961-2255 to learn more about the walk-in clinic.