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Department of Diagnostic Imaging
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Providence, RI 02905
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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.


  • 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).
    • Renal.
    • 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.