Computed tomography (CT), or CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to take images from different angles around the body. The computer then processes the images to show a cross-section view of body tissues and organs. CT scan imaging
is very helpful because it can show several types of tissue – bone, soft tissue, lung and blood vessels – very clearly.
The CT scan division of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging offers the full-scope of American College of Radiology-accredited services and can perform the following tests:
- CT scan with or without contrast
- CT scan of the adrenals
- CT scan of the torso, including:
- Abdomen (with or without the pelvis)
- Enterography, a procedure that uses contrast material to see inside the small intestine
- Pelvis (with or without the abdomen)
- Urogram, which looks at the urinary system and evaluates the kidneys, ureters and bladder
- Routine chest
- High resolution for such things as interstitial disease or bronchiectasis
- 3D reconstruction
- CT scan of the extremities
- CT scan of the head, including:
- Paranasal sinuses
- Temporal bone
- Three-phase CT scan of the liver
- CT scan of the pancreas
- CT scan of the spinal column, C-spine, T-spine and L-spine; with 3D reconstruction, based on imaging protocol
If your doctor has requested a CT scan, you can make an appointment Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
To make an appointment, call (401) 274-1122, ext. 41248.