Arthro-scan computed tomography
A Computed Tomography (CT) Arthro-Scan is used to diagnose any pain you experience in your joints, including:
- Tendon disease in the rotator cuff
- Cartilage damage
For the examination procedure, you will be asked:
- to change into a hospital gown and remove your jewellery and other metal objects, which can interfere with image quality
- to lay comfortably on an exam table and stay still
- to hold your breath for a few seconds, as the table will slide into the CT machine. We will capture the images very quickly to minimize the dose of radiation you absorb
It is important to note that the CT arthrogram requires the injection of a contrast agent. We will go through a list of contrast agents with you when you book your appointment. If you think you may be allergic, please let us know.
Please note that the total duration of your visit for this examination can be between 30 and 60 minutes, even though the examination procedure itself will only last between 10 and 25 minutes.
A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.
Please note that CT-Scan examinations are not covered by the Régie de l’Assurance Maladie du Québec (RAMQ). However, most group insurance plans cover the costs.
If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1 833 590-2715.