Your Visit

How to prepare for your visit.

Once you’ve arrived for your scheduled appointment (on time is best!), a Tellica team member will help you prepare for your scan. Then, you’ll complete your scan and be out the door. It’s that easy.
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Once you’ve arrived for your scheduled appointment (on time is best!), a Tellica team member will help you prepare for your scan. Then, you’ll complete your scan and be out the door. It’s that easy.
Prepare

CT Scan

CT scans are non-invasive and quick. You can usually wear your regular clothing, but may need to change into a hospital gown. (We’ll let you know.)

If you can, leave any jewelry or piercings at home. We’ll also have you remove any eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, or underwire bras before the scan since the metal in those items can affect the quality of the CT image.

Your doctor may have ordered a CT scan with “contrast” for you. Contrast material is a non-toxic dye. It blocks X-rays and appears white on images, which can help your doctor better see your condition. Contrast is usually given by mouth or IV. If you need it, we’ll let you know when we confirm your appointment.

Some people are allergic to contrast material. If you know you’re allergic to it or are allergic to things that contain iodine, like shellfish, please let us know in the patient intake form.

What to expect during a CT Scan.

  • The CT scanner is shaped like a donut and is open on each side. You’ll lie on a narrow, motorized table that slides through the opening. You may move through the scanner several times—this helps us get the best images.
  • We might use pillows, blocks, or other props to help your body stay in the correct position during the scan.
  • We may ask you to hold your breath at times. This helps your body stay still so that the clearest images can be taken.

What to expect during a MRI.

  • The MRI machine looks like a long narrow tube that has both ends open. You’ll lie down on a movable table that slides into the opening of the tube. We may use pillows, blocks, or other props to help you remain in the correct position.
  • You’ll probably be alone in the MRI room during the test, but we’ll be able to see and hear you. If you have a question or you’re uncomfortable, just speak up and we’ll help you.
  • You’ll need to lie as still as possible while the machine is recording images. You may also be asked to hold your breath briefly during the scan. This helps to produce a clearer image.
  • During the scan, you’ll hear the MRI machine thumping, knocking, or humming. It can be loud, but that just means it’s working correctly. We’ll make sure you have earplugs to minimize the noise. You may also feel some warmth in the area being examined—don’t worry, it’s completely normal.
Prepare

MRI Scan

If your doctor has ordered an MRI test for you, you’ve probably talked with them about any surgeries or procedures you’ve had that might affect the test. Make sure you tell your provider at Tellica the same information so they can make sure your test is safe and successful.

An MRI test uses a powerful magnet to get clear images. Because of that, it’s important to remove metal items a magnet could affect, including jewelry, piercings, hearing aids, and eyeglasses. Your Tellica provider will help you make sure you’re good to go.

Because an MRI machine is a tube, people who don’t like enclosed spaces often get a prescription from their doctor to help them feel a little calmer during the test. The majority of people do just fine, though, and the actual test doesn’t take very long at all—about 30-45 minutes.

In some cases, your doctor may have ordered and MRI with “contrast.” Contrast material is a non-toxic dye that appears white on images, which can help your doctor better see your condition. For an MRI, contrast material is given by IV.

Some people are allergic to contrast material. If you know you’re allergic to it or are allergic to things that contain iodine, like shellfish, please let us know in the patient intake form.

Find a location near you.

Tellica has several locations along the Wasatch front.