CAT/CT Scan Preparation and Procedures
Our Cat Scan equipment is state-of-the-art technology. Our machine has a large opening that can accommodate patients up to 350 pounds. When having a CT exam done at our facility, we will explain the procedure step by step to make for an efficient and comfortable experience. Compared to MRI, CT scans are fairly short.
What does a Cat Scan (CT) exam do?
A CT exam combines high quality and specialized x-ray equipment with specialized computer technology to produce a series of images (pictures) of the inside of the body. Each cross-sectional image can be sliced further to be examined and read by a radiologist.
CT of the Abdomen & Pelvis
CT of the Brain
CT of the Chest
CT of the Joints
CT of the Cervical Spine
CT of the Thoracic Spine
CT of the Lumbar Spine
CT of the Soft Tissue Neck
CT of the Shoulder
CT of the Sinuses
A CT exam combines high quality x-ray images taken in three dimensions. It then uses specialized computer processing to produce a series of images of the inside of the body. Each cross-sectional image can be sliced further to be examined and read by a radiologist. Usually, doctors request a CT exam to observe internal organs, bones, blood vessels, and soft tissue. CT offers better image quality compared to an x-ray exam and can provide a faster diagnosis of emergent situations.