Computed Tomography (CT)
CT (Computed Tomography) is a valuable diagnostic medical exam that combines X-rays and computers. Often called CAT scans, CT scans have been performed successfully for almost thirty years.
A CT scan gives the radiologist a non-surgical way to see inside your body. One advantage of CT is its ability to rapidly acquire two-dimensional pictures of your anatomy.
Using a computer, these 2-D images can be presented as 3-D images for in-depth clinical evaluations. CT scans create high-definition pictures of both bony structures and soft tissue, as well as, clear images of organs such as the brain, muscles, joints, veins and arteries.
Reasons for a CT Exam
CT exams may be prescribed when people are ill or injured, or when a doctor suspects a medical problem that cannot be detected easily with a routine physical examination. CT may also be used to rapidly obtain specific diagnostic information that hasn’t been provided by other imaging technologies, such as ultrasound, traditional X-ray and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Doctor Referral Required