Computed Tomography (sometimes called CT or CAT scan) is a painless test that combines x-rays and computers to produce cross sectional images that appear as slices. The result is a detailed picture that may show problems with soft tissues (such as the lining of sinuses), organs (such as kidneys or lungs) and bones.
For the benefits and risks of a specific CT procedure, how to prepare, and more, select one of the services below.
- Abdomen/Pelvis CT
- CT Angiography
- CT Arthrograph
- CT Brain/Neurological
- CT Calcium Scoring
- CT Colonography, or Virtual Colonography
- CT Extremity/Joint
- CT Myelogram (Myelography)
- CT Spine – Injection/Nerve Block
- Cardiac CT
- Cardiac Calcium Scoring
- Chest CT
- Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening (LDCT)
- Virtual Colonoscopy Screening
Computed Tomography is a non-invasive procedure that helps diagnose medical conditions. It combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain x-rays do.
American College of Radiology - Computed Tomography Accredited Facility
- Be prepared to provide information about your overall health and any allergies you may have.
- Bring a list of any medications you are taking. This includes prescribed and over the counter medications, herbs and supplements.
- Follow any special diet or medication instructions provided by our office to ensure a quality imaging exam.
Let your technologists know if you:
- are pregnant or breast feeding
- have had a recent nuclear medicine scan
- have had a recent barium study or an x-ray using contrast
- have any fractures or artificial joints
- have any allergies
If you have known allergy to contrast material (dye) your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
- if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems