Computed Axial Tomography (CT or CAT scan) is a method of looking inside your body using radiation and a special camera. Using advanced computer imaging and specially trained radiologists and technologists, images are acquired showing internal body parts in much greater detail then standard x-rays.
With our new and advanced CT scanner, scans are faster, detailed information is obtained immediately for viewing and diagnosis, and patients are exposed to 40% less radiation.
Preparation for a CT Scan:
- Avoid wearing clothing with zippers and snaps.
- An abdomen CT requires three (3) hours of fasting and may require drinking an oral contrast..
- If you are pregnant, have an iodine allergy or kidney problems, please notify us.
In addition to routine CT scans, we also offer:
- Total body scanning in 58 seconds.
- Imaging of the arteries of the heart to evaluate potential heart disease (CACS).
- Lung screening to determine lung disease especially in those who smoke.