Computed Tomography (CT)
CT scanning - sometimes called CAT scanning - is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicains diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce mutiple images or pictures of the inside of the body. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor, printer, or transferred to a CD. CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.
Our leading-edge CT technology includes the GE computerized Tomography HD 750 which acquires 64 contiguous slices of anatomy in every rotation of the tube compared to the one slice per rotation of the first generation scanners. As well as being high definition, this scanner produces approximately 40 percent less radiation dose than other scanners. Because the scanner provides tremendous scanning speed, the system helps reduce exam times, streamlines workflow and increases throughput in the scanning suite. These capabilities enhance physicians' abilities to determine what is going on inside of a patient's body.