The most important part of any CT colonography happens before you come to the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center. To get a good look at the lining of the colon, it is necessary to clean out any traces of food or other material.
This means you must maintain a restricted diet the day before your exam and take colon-cleaning medications.
A prep kit with detailed instructions and the medication you need to take before your exam is available from us.
You can either pick up this prep kit in person, or request that it be mailed to you. To request a prep kit, or for more information, call 310-423-3266.
If your doctor gave you an order, please bring it with you.
You can print and fill out the CT Colongraphy form on our Pre-Registration Questionnaire page before arriving to speed the registration process.