Computed Tomography (sometimes called CT or CAT scan) is a painless test that combines x-rays and computers to produce cross sectional images that appear as slices. The result is a detailed picture that may show problems with soft tissues (such as the lining of sinuses), organs (such as kidneys or lungs) and bones.

For the benefits and risks of a specific CT procedure, how to prepare, and more, select one of the services below.

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About

Computed Tomography is a non-invasive procedure that helps diagnose medical conditions. It combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images of bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. CT scan images provide more detailed information than plain x-rays do.

Accreditations

American College of Radiology - Computed Tomography Accredited Facility

Exam Pointers

  • Be prepared to provide information about your overall health and any allergies you may have.
  • Bring a list of any medications you are taking. This includes prescribed and over the counter medications, herbs and supplements.
  • Follow any special diet or medication instructions provided by our office to ensure a quality imaging exam.

Let your technologists know if you:

  • are pregnant or breast feeding
  • have had a recent nuclear medicine scan
  • have had a recent barium study or an x-ray using contrast
  • have any fractures or artificial joints
  • have any allergies
    If you have known allergy to contrast material (dye) your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
  • if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid problems