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Does caffeine interfere with the results of a computed tomography (CT) test?

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Caffeine will interfere with the results of your CT test. Don't drink or eat caffeine products (soft drinks, energy drinks, chocolate products, coffee, or tea) for 24 hours before the test. Also don't take any over-the-counter medication that contains caffeine for 24 hours before the test.

SOURCES: American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cleveland Clinic Medicine Outcomes Book (published 4/06). Radiological Society of North America, Inc. WebMD Feature: "Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech." WebMD Feature: "Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES: American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Cleveland Clinic Medicine Outcomes Book (published 4/06). Radiological Society of North America, Inc. WebMD Feature: "Heart Disease Detection Goes High Tech." WebMD Feature: "Imaging the Heart: The New Frontier."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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