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CT Scans

CT ScanWhat is CT?

CT scanning (also known as CAT scanning) is a noninvasive, painless imaging procedure that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Sometimes during the exam you may be asked to hold your breath for short periods of time. CT imaging uses special X-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. CT scans of internal
organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional X-ray exams.

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What is CT used for?

CT is used to scan the internal organs, blood vessels, bones and soft tissue to get detailed images of the body to diagnose medical issues and diseases.

What Does the CT Scanner Look Like?

Above you will see a picture of our PET/CT scanner. It is open at both ends and the table moves through the opening. Once in the opening, a quiet camera scans your body. We’ll place a pillow under your knees and will provide a warm blanket if you’d like one.

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