CAT Scan

Computed Tomography (CT), or CAT scan, uses low doses of X-rays to obtain images of the body. CT scans are highly useful for examining injuries and abnormalities, guiding needle biopsies and aiding in surgical preparation. The patient is positioned on a table on his or her back, side or stomach, and may be provided with pillows for comfortable support. The table moves very slowly through the doughnut-shaped CT scanner. The X-ray beam inside the CT unit spirals slowly around the patient on all sides, creating 360-degree images or “slices” of the area being examined. As the patient moves through the unit, many slices are captured. The images are then combined to produce a highly detailed, three-dimensional digital image. CT Scanners are able to offer these advanced applications.

  • CT Angiography – An accurate picture of blood flow through the vessels of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.
  • 3-Dimensional Imaging – A clear 3-D view of bone structure, assessing degenerative or traumatic alterations.
  • Perfusion CT – Evaluation of ischemic stroke injuries. Aids in the decision for best treatment to salvage injured brain tissue.
  • Calcium Scoring – Statistical estimate of your risk for having a heart attack.
  • In Oncology, CT is used to detect a tumor, provide information about the extent of the disease, help plan treatment, and determine whether the cancer is responding to treatment.