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Computer Tomography (CT) scans, also known as CAT scans, reveal both bone and soft tissues, including organs, muscles, and tumors. CT exams are used when people are ill or injured, or when a physician suspects a medical problem that is not easily detectable from a conventional physical examination. Image tones can be adjusted to highlight issues of similar density, and through graphics software, the data from multiple cross-sections can be assembled into 3D images. This type of scan aids in diagnosis, surgery or other treatment, including radiation therapy, in which effective dosage is highly dependent on the precise density, size, and location of a tumor.

CT scans are typically used on the following parts of the body:

  • Head and face, including sinuses
  • Chest, stomach, and pelvic areas
  • Spine, bones, and joints

CT Scan Technology

Florida Hospital DeLand has incorporated one of the most advanced diagnostic tools for helping physicians reach confident diagnoses at Victoria Imaging in Victoria Medical Park. The new LightSpeed® VCT XT configured system from GE Healthcare delivers high quality images of the human body with lowered radiation dose.

The addition of the GE LightSpeed® VCT XT configured system complements and extends the range of quality diagnostic services that Victoria Medical Park offers residents.

  • American College of Radiology Computed Tomography Accredited FacilityFlorida Hospital is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.

    When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:

    • Your hospital, clinic or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards.
    • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
    • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
    • The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
  • If your insurance company requires a referral or authorization number for diagnostic testing, you MUST have the referral or authorization number with you at the time of your exam. If you arrive for your exam without this information, we will attempt to get the referral/authorization number from your physician’s office or insurance company, but please realize that your exam may need to be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Please arrive 20 to 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to fill out the necessary forms. It is important that you bring any previous films relating to your exam so that our doctors can properly evaluate your results. For your convenience, we have Spanish speaking employees.

    Specific instructions on fasting times and when to take liquid contrast are provided below for each procedure. Note that all medications may be taken. If you have questions about these preparations, please call us at (386) 740-4020.

    CT Abdomen Only

    • No fasting required
    • Arrive 1 hour prior to scheduled appointment time to start drinking 1 bottle of oral contrast
    • Nothing else to eat or drink once you’ve started drinking the oral contrast

    CT Pelvis Only

    • No fasting required
    • Arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled appointment time to start drinking 2 bottles of oral contrast
    • Nothing else to eat or drink once you have started drinking the oral contrast

    CT Abdomen and Pelvis

    • No fasting required
    • Arrive 2 hours prior to scheduled appointment time to start drinking 2 bottles of oral contrast
    • Nothing else to eat or drink once you have started drinking the oral contrast

    CT Abdomen and Pelvis Urogram Protocol

    • No fasting required
    • Drink 32 ounces of water 1 hour prior to appointment time, and do not use the restroom once you’ve started drinking (bladder must be full)
    • Arrive 30 minutes prior to appointment time

    CT Abdomen and Pelvis Enterography Protocol

    • No fasting required
    • Arrive 1 hour prior to appointment time to start drinking 3 bottles of oral contrast
    • Nothing else to eat or drink once you’ve started drinking the oral contrast

    * No other CT’s require any special preparation. Patient only needs to arrive 30 minutes prior to their appointment time.

    ** If the patient has an allergy to iodine (not shellfish), the patient needs to be pre-medicated through their ordering physician. **