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Power Injection for Contrast-Enhanced Scans

Under certain circumstances, you may need to receive X-rays, using contrast media via computed tomography (CT) equipment. In a typical procedure, the following steps will occur. You will have this procedure done in radiology. The CT Tech who will administer the procedure will have you lie down on the CT table. They will then prepare you and your PICC line for the procedure. They will then slide you into the CT system and leave the room. While on the other side of a window, he/she will administer the procedure. Once completed, the power injection equipment will be disconnected, and your catheter will be flushed and dressed.