Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
Obtenga más información acerca del COVID-19, incluyendo las preguntas más frecuentes y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a protegerse y proteger a su familia. Ver información del COVID-19.
Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
A computed tomography (CT) scan is a series of X-rays that are taken from different angles and combined to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. A CT scan is the best way to evaluate many head and body injuries as well as abnormalities. CT scans show normal and abnormal structures in the body, and they help accurately guide the placement of surgical instruments or treatments.
A CT scan may be the preferred method to:
CT scans at Riley at IU Health are typically arranged by your child's doctor. The doctor will ask a member of the scheduling team to call you to schedule the exam. After you schedule an appointment for a CT scan, it is important to prepare your child for the exam.
Your child may not be able to eat or drink anything before his or her exam depending on what type of CT scan is ordered. Certain types of CT scans require your child to drink a special fluid called contrast before the exam. The radiology technician can mix a variety of flavors with the contrast, or your child can bring a noncarbonated beverage to mix with the contrast. For certain CT scans, your child will need to have contrast injected. A radiology team member will advise you before the scan if your child needs an injection.
Trained pediatric CT technologists use distraction methods to help reduce your child’s anxiety during the exam. The CT room at Riley at IU Health has a projector that shines stars on the ceiling, and we offer sensory tools, such as squeeze balls, music and light-up wands, to help your child remain still during the CT scan.
To show your child how a CT scan is performed, we recommend the Starlight Children's Foundation Radiology Center program, an interactive video that teaches children and adolescents about radiology exams. The CT scan portion goes through the steps of the exam and talks about the possibility of intravenous (IV) contrast. Be sure to preview the video before sharing it with your child to make sure it is age-appropriate.
Your child should drink plenty of fluids after the exam is complete.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
Radiology & Imaging
11725 N Illinois St
Carmel, IN 46032