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Diagnostic Imaging of Milford

Medical Diagnostic Imaging Center located in Milford, CT

CT Scan Specialist

The blue chip medical team at Diagnostic Imaging of Milford, with three convenient locations in Milford, West Haven and North Haven, Connecticut, has been providing expert radiological services, including CT scans, to patients throughout New Haven County since 1990.

CT Scan Q & A

What is a CT Scan?

A CT scan (computerized tomography) is a series of high-resolution x-ray images taken from numerous angles that are then processed by a computer program to create cross-sectional images of organs, bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside the body. These cross-sectional images can be viewed on a computer monitor. Images produced via a CT scan are significantly more detailed than those taken by a regular x-ray machine, and can, therefore, detect conditions that may not be seen on a conventional x-ray. Sometimes, a physician may order a CT scan with various contrast agents for better visualization of specific areas. One contrast agent, known as a barium mixture, is taken orally, while the other is administered by injection.

For What Reasons Might a CT Scan Be Ordered?

A CT scan is a valuable diagnostic tool that may be ordered to:

  • Determine the cause of acute symptoms, including chest or abdominal pain, or breathing difficulties
  • Detect certain cancers, including lymphoma and cancers of the lung, liver, kidney, ovary, and pancreas
  • Diagnosing and formulating treatment for vascular diseases
  • Locating pulmonary embolisms and aortic aneurysms
  • Diagnosing and treating spinal and other skeletal problems
  • To quickly reveal internal injuries and bleeding after a trauma, such as a car accident

How Should I Prepare for My CT Scan?

You will be instructed not to eat or drink anything for a few hours before the scan and will need to change into a medical gown. In addition to clothes, you will need to remove jewelry, hearing aids, makeup and nail polish, as they may contain metal that can interfere with the scanning process.

What Does a CT Scan Procedure Entail?

The CT scanner is a giant donut-shaped machine. You will lie on a cushioned table that slides into and out of the machine, as a set of electronic x-ray detectors rotate around you. A technologist will monitor you from another room the entire time via a two-way speaker system. The procedure is painless, generally without any side effects, and lasts between 30 and 90 minutes.

Participating Insurances

Diagnostic Imaging of Milford accepts all major and most secondary insurances. Patients are expected to bring their insurance card to the office at the time of their examination. Claims are submitted through our billing company, McKesson Corp. For questions regarding patient statements and insurance, patients may call (800) 360-4391. Fees for non-covered services and co-payments are expected at the time of your visit.

*We strongly recommend that patients call our office if their insurance carrier is not listed. Additional insurances are added frequently.

Aetna
AmeriChoice
Anthem
Cigna
ConnectiCare
First Health
Great West Health Care
Guardian
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Saga
Tricare
United Healthcare
WellCare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "The technician that performed my CT Scan, I believe her name was Kristen, was very nice and professional."

    T.D.
  • "I am a retired x-ray tech who worked for 45 years. I was very pleased in the service I received. I thank Carole Rossi and staff. (Keep up good work!)"

    A.F.
  • "Experience so positive that this is the facility (West Haven) I will use and recommend to others in the future. Roxanne was very knowledgeable and accurate!"

    A.K.
  • “I couldn’t be more pleased with the service, appearance and attitudes I encountered. I would definitely recommend your facility to others."

    R.P.
  • "Everything was perfect ---this is a great place to have a procedure – I was in and out in 45 minutes."

    P.W.
  • “Staff went out of their way to make me feel welcomed. She called my doctor’s office after hours because I didn’t have my paperwork.”

    C.B.
  • “It was very easy to drive there as opposed to New Haven. The parking was convenient and the staff great! ‘If’ I had to have another test, I would go to Milford.”

    D.R.
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