Accredited by the American College of Radiology, Eastern Maine Medical Center's Imaging department uses cutting-edge multi-detector CT scanners, offering the very latest imaging technology. Our highly trained certified technicians perform approximately 35,000 CT exams annually.
A CT scan, sometimes referred to as a CAT scan, is a non-invasive test that helps to diagnose injuries and tumors in the brain, chest, abdomen, and pelvis as well as blood clots and bone factures. We provide our patients more opportunities for non-invasive procedures, such as CT angiography where a patient simply receives an intravenous injection. This procedure results in less examination preparation, an overall exam time of approximately 15 minutes, and no post-procedural recovery time.
Patients scheduled for a CT scan should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and may be asked to wear a gown during the procedure. Objects containing metal, such as jewelry, eye glasses, and dentures may affect your test, and it is best to leave those items at home if possible. Additionally, you may be asked to avoid food or drink for several hours before your scan. We will inform of you of this and any other special preparations you need to take in advance of your scheduled CT procedure.
CT procedures can be performed at our new outpatient imaging center, the Imaging Center of Maine, located at the EMMC Healthcare Mall on Union Street in Bangor, or at our main campus on State Street in Bangor. Your physician will work with us to schedule your CT scan. Please notify your physician if you have a preference in location. We will do our best to ensure your needs are met.