Computed Tomography (CT)
You may have never heard of computed tomography, but there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term CT scan before. CT (computed tomography) gets its name from its use of the combination of x-ray imaging and computer technology. To learn more about CT scans, continue reading. If you’re looking to schedule an appointment, please use our scheduling tool at the bottom of the page to schedule a CT scan at a location near you.
What is a CT Scan?
A CT scan is an imaging test that takes multiple x-ray images of you from different angles and then uses computer technology to create detailed, well-rounded images of your body’s structure. This allows physicians to see a much more thorough view of your body and give a more comprehensive diagnosis.
A CT scan allows physicians to detect the presence or absence of multiple conditions, such as internal injuries, cancers, diseases, masses, tumors and muscle or bone disorders and injures. The procedure is noninvasive, quick and painless.
Low Dose Lung CT
Finding lung cancer early can mean the difference between life and death. Read more about our lung-cancer screening that utilizes low-dose CT scanning technology.
How to Prepare For a CT Scan and What to Expect
You will receive any special preparation instructions at the time you schedule your CT scan. Some CT scans may require a contrast agent – or dye. Contrast highlights the organ or tissue being diagnosed. We recommend that you notify your CT technologist if you are a diabetic, taking medications, pregnant or breastfeeding prior to your procedure.