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Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Currently, there is a worldwide shortage of the contrast dye used in some imaging procedures. As a result, you may be contacted to reschedule your appointment. This contrast dye is necessary for accurate pictures, and it enables doctors to diagnose and treat diseases.

During this shortage, Allina Health is taking steps to conserve our supply of the dye while ensuring that all of our patients receive safe and appropriate care.

We anticipate this contrast shortage to last through at least June 30.

Computed tomography scans, also known as CT scans, not only give more diagnostic information to your doctors than an X-ray  – they can also save precious exam time. A CT scan can rule out a major illness or give a swift diagnosis to get you started on a treatment plan to get you back on the path to feeling better.

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What is a CT scan?

A computed tomography (CT) scan is an imaging method that uses X-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body.

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Why it's done

These scans can help diagnose tumors, hemorrhages, head injuries and bone abnormalities. Inside the CT machine, the X-ray tube circles around the patient taking pictures as it rotates. These slices can be viewed two-dimensionally or added back together to create a three-dimensional image of a body structure.

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Source: Allina Health Medical Imaging
Reviewed by: Allina Health Medical Imaging

First published: 8/12/2019
Last reviewed: 8/12/2019

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

Health insurance coverage for physicals varies depending on your plan. Contact your insurance provider to verify coverage, especially if you've scheduled less than a year from your last physical exam.
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What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

Health insurance coverage for physicals varies depending on your plan. Contact your insurance provider to verify coverage, especially if you've scheduled less than a year from your last physical exam.
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