Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
MemorialCare Imaging Center offers state–of–the–art CT scanners which enable physicians to diagnose with exceptional confidence.
Along with speedy and accurate test results, the experience is comfortable and quick.
Computed tomography (CT scan) technology creates cross–sectional “slice” images of the body using X–rays and high-tech computers. Each image provides detailed views of internal anatomy at the specific location or slice, including bones, soft tissue, brain, organs and blood vessels.
How CT Scan Works
Computer-axial tomography is a diagnostic tool which uses X-rays to generate detailed images of "slices" of the body. In a CT scan, the patient lies still on a table that moves moves horizontally while the X-ray source and sensors rotate around the patient. X-ray data is collected from multiple angles and high-tech computers process the X-ray data in order to generate detailed, composite images of the relevant “slices” of the body.
Types of CT Scans
- Abdominal CT
- Arthrogram / Arthrography (X-ray of the joints) – Evaluation of major joints: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle.
- CT Biopsy
- Dental CT
- Extremity CT
- Head CT
- Heart CT (Calcium Scoring)
- Lung CT – cancer screening (does not require a physician referral)
- Pediatric CT
- Needle Biopsy
- Spine CT
- Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT Densitometry - Bone Density Scan)
- Urogram CT
- Virtual Colonoscopy
CT Scans Can Help Diagnose
- Tumors in internal organs, particularly brain tumors
- Brain hemorrhage
- Effects of head injury
- Infection of the brain, such as encephalitis
- Lung cancer