What does it consist of?
The CT of the skull allows to examine the head in its entirety to diagnose pathologies of a tumor, degenerative and vascular nature.
This CT can also provide useful and detailed information about the state of the skull after suffering a strong blow or trauma to the head. In addition, it allows to find out the causes of symptoms such as severe headaches and difficulty hearing or speaking, among other conditions.
- Contrast administration: You may be given contrast to help you see structures inside your body more clearly.
- Hydration: It is recommended that you come to the test well hydrated, having drunk at least one liter of water during the ten hours prior to the study. This makes it easier to remove the contrast from the body.
- Metallic objects: The technician will give you the necessary instructions, provide you with a gown, and ask you to remove any metallic objects (jewelry, watches, piercings, hairpins, mobile phones, dental prostheses, and hearing aids).
- Cardiac devices: It is important that you inform the technician about any device that you have implanted in your body (pacemakers, electrodes and clips from previous surgeries).