CT stands for Computerized Tomography, which refers to the way this exam is performed. CT scan is an X-ray procedure which is enhanced by a computer. This results in a three-dimensional view (referred to as a “slice”) of a particular part of the body.
During a routine X-ray, dense tissues can block other areas. Aided by the computer, a CT scan is able to put together the different “slices” and create a three-dimensional view, clearly showing both bone and soft tissue.
- Conventional CT Scans Head and Neck
- Sinuses and Temporal Bone
- Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis
- GU Tract
- Extremity and Joints
- CT Guided Biopsy
- CT Angiography: Brain, Neck, Chest, Aorta
- CT Screening: Lung, Virtual Colonoscopy, Coronary Artery Calcification Scoring
Contrast Scan – any body part
No food or drink 4 hrs prior to exam (includes CT abdomen/pelvis non contrast studies)
CT Virtual Colonoscopy
Obtain instruction sheet and necessary prep kit prior to exam