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Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Schedule Your CT Scan Today

Bryan Scheduling Center:

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A physician order is required.

Computed tomography (also known as CT or CAT scanning) uses special equipment to obtain multiple cross-sectional images of the organs and tissues. CT produces images that are far more detailed than a regular X-ray.

CT is especially useful because it can simultaneously show many different types of tissue, including the:

  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Organs
  • Bones
  • Soft tissues
  • Blood vessels

How CT Scans Work

CT scans capture images from many angles and, with the aid of a computer, processes the images to create cross-sectional pictures or "slices" of the specific area. These detailed images are viewed to diagnose possible health concerns.

CT scanning involves radiation exposure and is non-invasive. Care is taken to make sure radiation dosage is as low as possible. Contrast solution is sometimes injected through a vein to get a better image of the blood vessels, soft tissues and organs.

During the CT exam patients usually lie flat on their back, but may lie on their side or stomach depending on the scan. Sometimes patients are asked to hold their breath for a short time.

Preparing for Your CT Scan

Please let your technologist know in advance is you have allergies, diabetes or if you are pregnant

On the day of your appointment, please arrive 15 minutes before your exam time. Remember to bring a photo ID, your insurance card, medication lists and any additional forms provided by your doctor.

After Your CT Scan

Our board certified radiologist reads your exam. The results are sent to your doctor within 24 hours. You can view your results online through MyChart. If you don't have MyChart, learn more and sign up online today.


The Bryan Imaging & Diagnostic Center at our Pine Lake Campus (40th & Pine Lake Road) is often the most cost-effective option for this testing due to our new pricing structure. To learn more about testing at this location and get a price estimate, call the Bryan Price Line at 402-481-4900.

CT Scan Locations

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Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan East Campus
1500 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Use Entrance A

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Bryan Medical Plaza
1500 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Use Entrance B

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Bryan Pine Lake
3901 Pine Lake Campus
Lincoln, NE 68516

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Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

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Crete Area Medical Center
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

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Merrick Medical Center
1715 26th St.
Central City, NE 68826


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