Wyoming Cardiopulmonary Services, P.C.
1230 East 1st StreetCasper, WY82601
Computed Tomography (CT)
Computed Tomography scans are noninvasive exams that help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. There are essentially two types of CT exams that are performed in our office: Exams with Iodinated Contrast and exams without Iodinated Contrast. Exams without Iodinated Contrast require no preparation. If your exam is a CT without, please come in to our office 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. If your CT is with contrast please be read the preparation and exam tips below.
Exams performed in our office include, but are not limited to:
- Runoff CT
- Carotid CTA
- Renal CTA
- Cardiac CTA (please see additional Cardiac CTA info)
- Chest CT (both with and without contrast)
- Chest/Abdomen/Pelvis CT
Preparation For Exam With Contrast:
- Nothing to eat for 4 hours prior to exam
- No caffeine for 12 hours prior to exam, including decaffeinated drinks and chocolate
- Drink plenty of water the day before and day of your exam
- 90 minutes before your exam, take your pills (Benadryl and Pepcid) prescribed by our nurse. The nurse will call you the day before to remind you of this.
- If you are diabetic and take Metformin, do not take your Metforminthe day of and the day after your exam.
- If you will be having Iodinated Contrast, recent lab values must be obtained. If you do not have recent labs, you will be instructed to get them prior to the test.
- Please inform the nurse, technologist, or the doctor if you have a previous reaction to iodinated contrast. This requires a slightly different preparation to accommodate these patients.
What To Expect The Day of Your Test:
- The exam will take approximately 30 minutes
- A nurse will escort you to a private prep room and explain the exam, start the IV (for the administration of the Iodinated Contrast), and get a baseline blood pressure.
- Once you enter the CT room, the CT technologist will explain the procedure and lay you on a table. You will go through a doughnut-shaped tube multiple times and you will be required to follow breathing instructions throughout the exam.
- Once the exam is over, the IV will be removed and you will be given discharge instructions.
- If at any time during the exam you have questions, please ask the nurse or technologist. We would be happy to answer!
After you leave our facility, our physicians will interpret your exam. All aspects of your images will be read, including the surrounding anatomy that is included in your pictures. Either our physicians or your primary physician will contact you with the results of your exam.
Our facility is very conscious of the risks versus benefits of radiation. We use the lowest possible amount of radiation to obtain the best images for the most accurate interpretation. Please feel free to ask us if you have any concerns or questions regarding radiation dose.Wesley W. Hiser, M.D., F.A.C.C. / Robert A. Novick, M.D., F.A.C.C. / Allan B. Wicks, M.D., F.A.C.C.
John W. Pickrell, M.D., F.A.C.C. / Michel Skaf, M.D. / Adrian Fluture, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Michael Eisenhauer, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.P., F.S.C.A.I. H. Kenneth Fisher, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.C.C.P.Arianne Staffileno, M.S.N., F.N.P. / Sarah Adsit, P.A.-C / Wendy Price, P.A.-C
Debra Griner, M.S.N., F.N.P. Jane Cassel, P.A.-C