Pelvic CT

A pelvic CT scan uses x-rays to take 2D and 3D images of the hip bones and organs in the pelvic region. Typically, pelvic CT scans focus on the bladder, prostate, lymph nodes, pelvic bones, and reproductive systems.

Reasons for a Pelvic CT Scan

Your doctor may order a pelvic CT to examine the pelvic region, including major reproductive organs, bones, muscles, and more. Analyzing essential structures in the pelvic area can help your doctor look for:

  • The cause of pelvic pain
  • Fractures or tumors
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Bladder stones

Abdomen and Pelvis Scan (Combined CT)

Occasionally, your doctor may order a combined abdomen and pelvis CT scan for a comprehensive assessment of a system of interest. Abdo-pelvic CT scans cover the reproductive, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. Since some organs reside in both the abdominal and pelvic regions, it is common to image both regions in their entirety.


Pelvic CT scans typically take less than 1 minute to perform. Your entire visit should take less than 30 minutes.

Exam Preparation

Being prepared for your pelvic CT scan helps us take the best possible images for diagnosis. Please visit our exam prep page for more instructions specific to pelvic CT preparation.

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