Computed Tomography (CT)

Chest X-Ray

A computerized tomography scan, also called a CAT scan or CT, uses a computer to combine a series of X-rays which can create cross-sectional images of bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.

The CT scanner consists of a table for the patient to lay on and a large ring that rotates 360 degrees around the area being studied, taking multiple images from every angle in just seconds.

What type of CT scans do we offer?

A CT scan of the body captures multiple cross-sectional images of bones, organs, soft tissues, and blood vessels, which are combined by a computer into highly-detailed 3D images. A CT body scan is used to locate, diagnose and stage treatment for a variety of diseases and disorders, including cancer and lymphoma, infection, heart, and cardiovascular disease, internal injury or trauma, musculoskeletal problems, and many others.

Low-dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) is a reduced-radiation chest screening designed to produce very detailed images and promote the early discovery of nodules and abnormalities in the lungs. This quick, painless, non-invasive test captures multiple images of the lungs that your radiologist can use to identify cancer before it causes symptoms.

CT enterography is an imaging test that uses CT imagery to view the small intestine. This test is typically used to find indications of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease), gastrointestinal bleeding, and small bowel tumors.

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Know what to expect from your CT visit

Before your exam

  • Change from your regular clothes into the provided gown.
  • An intravenous contrast line will be placed in your arm (if ordered).
  • For abdomen or pelvis CT, you may have to drink oral contrast material.

During your exam

  • Lie still on the imaging table for your exam.
  • You may be asked to hold your breath during image acquisition.

For Small Bowel CT Imaging

  • Have nothing by mouth (NPO) for at least 4 hours prior to the exam.
  • Arrive at our Imaging Center about one hour prior to the examination time in order to drink a special oral contrast agent to distend the small bowel.

ACR Accredited in CT

Our facilities have been accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for accuracy, safety and best practice standards in Computed Tomography (CT).