CT Scans

What 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.

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.

What is low-dose CT?

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women, exceeding the number of deaths from breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Thanks to new screening options, the number of lung cancers found earlier, when most treatable, are increasing.

NGMC offers qualifying patients access to low-dose CT scans for lung cancer. If you are 55-77 years old with a history of heavy smoking and have quit smoking within the past 15 years or are still smoking today, you may qualify. Low-dose CT scans are quick, easy and pain-free – all while exposing you to a low amount of radiation.

CT Scans Forms & Info

Please browse our documents below to learn more about CT Scans for specific areas: