CT (Computerized Tomography)

CT (Computerized Tomography) only $175

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What is a CT or Computerized Tomography?

Computed tomography (CT), also known as Computed Axial Tomography (CAT), is a painless, sophisticated x-ray procedure. Multiple images are taken during a CT or CAT scan, and a computer compiles them into complete, cross-sectional pictures (“slices”) of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels.

A CT scan obtains images of parts of the body that cannot be seen on a standard x-ray. Therefore, these scans often result in earlier diagnosis and more successful treatment of many diseases.

This will give doctors and inside look to help diagnose a problem if there is one. Each of these slices can be viewed individually or can be reviewed be viewed collectively to allow a clear internal picture of your body from different angles.

How to prepare for your exam:

How you prepare for a CT scan depends on which part of your body is being scanned. You may be asked to:

  • Take off some or all of your clothing and wear a hospital gown.
  • Remove any metal objects, such as a belt or jewelry, which might interfere with image results.
  • Stop eating for a few hours before your scan.

What can I expect during the CT scan?

CT scanners are shaped like a large doughnut standing on its side. You lie on a table that slides into the “doughnut hole,” which is called a gantry.

The table will move slowly through the gantry during the CT scan, as the gantry rotates in a circle around you. Each rotation yields several images of thin slices of your body.

When can I expect to hear the results from my CT?

CT images are stored as electronic data files and usually reviewed on a computer screen. A Board Certified Radiologist interprets these images and sends a report to your doctor, often within hours of your scan. Your doctor will either contact you or return the results upon your next visit. We also can provide your images to you on a disk for your records upon request.

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