CT Scan Without Dye - Bones in Head

This is a test that combines a series of X-ray images to create a detailed picture of the boney structures in the eyes, ears and back of head.




This is a test that combines a series of X-ray images to create a detailed picture of the boney structures in the eyes, ears and back of head.



This CT scan combines a series of X-ray images to create a detailed picture of the boney structures in the:

  • Eyes (eye sockets)
  • Ears (outer, middle and inner ears)
  • Back of head

Here are some things you should know before having a CT scan:

  • A CT scan is painless.
  • You may be told not to eat or drink for at least four hours before the test.
  • You must lie still during the exam. Moving could blur the images.
  • Generally, a complete scan takes only a few minutes. New scanners work even faster.

Tell your health care provider if there is a chance you could be pregnant.

The costs for this test include the charge for the test (facility charge) and physician charges (for performing or interpreting the test). You may get separate bills from the facility and the physician's office.

What should I ask my health care provider before having this test?

  • Can I eat before the test? If not, how many hours before the test should I stop eating?
  • Is there any special preparation for the test? (If so, get clear steps to follow.)
  • What is the reason for the test? Are the test results likely to change my treatment plan? If not, why do I need the test?
  • Are there any alternatives that would involve less radiation exposure?
  • Are there any less expensive, but effective, alternatives to my getting this test?

Source UHC.com

Also known as:

CT Scan Without Dye - Bones in Head
CT Scan
Brain Scan


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