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What happens during a computerized axial tomography (CAT) for prostate cancer?

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Depending on the type of scan you need, a dye may be injected into your vein so the radiologist can better see the body structures on the image.

After the dye is injected, you may feel flushed or you may have a metallic taste in your mouth. The technician will help you lie in the correct position on the examining table. The table will then automatically move into place for imaging. Lie as still as possible during the procedure. You may be asked to hold your breath briefly while each X-ray image is taken.

From: Prostate Cancer: CAT Scans WebMD Medical Reference

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Radiological Society of North America, Inc.
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2017

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Radiological Society of North America, Inc.
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 12, 2017

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