Test: CT Scan of the Chest

This is a specialized X-ray of the chest and lungs. The examination will be performed at St. Paul's Hospital, Radiology Department, 2nd Floor, Providence Building.

Preparation for this examination:

  • The CT Scan requires you to not eat or drink for 5 hours prior to the appointment time. You may take your prescribed medication with a few sips of water.
  • You will be asked to sign a consent form.
  • You must be prepared to spend approximately 1.5 hours in the Radiology Department.

If your appointment time has been set and you are not available at this time, please notify the CT Scan Department at (604) 806-8071 ASAP. Fax (604) 806-8437. A missed appointment fee of $50 applies to appointments that are not rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours in advance.

Note: At 8:00 pm, all hospital entrances are locked except for the Main Emergency Entrance located on Burrard Street.

Patients booked for 8:00 pm or later are to use only the Main Emergency Entrance. Report to the Security Desk and ask to be allowed into the building for your Radiology Appointment