Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT)

Computerized axial tomography, sometimes referred to as CAT scan or CT scan, is an x-ray device that acquires data by rotating around a specific area in the body. The volume of information, called slices, is generated like slices of bread.  Then it is reformatted into two and three dimensional images that are reviewed by a Radiologist.  Over the last few years, scanners and computers have become more sophisticated and faster, making CT an important diagnostic tool.

Some scans require a contrast material to be taken orally and/or injected to better visualize internal structures.  Usually a special preparation is required.  Please check with the imaging center staff 48 hours before your appointment.  As with any medication, alert the staff if you have any allergies.