Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Head and Face
What Affects the Test
The following may stop you from having the test or may change the test results:
- Pregnancy. CT scans are not usually done during pregnancy.
- Metal objects in the head. These items, such as surgical clips, aneurysm clips, or foreign bodies, may prevent a clear view of the body area.
- You are not able to lie still during the test.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference September 21, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology