Computed tomography (CT scan) technology uses X–rays and complex computers to create cross–sectional “slice” images of the body. Each image provides detailed views of anatomy at the specific location or slice, including bones, soft tissue, brain, organs and blood vessels.
CT technology has grown substantially in its relatively short history. Scanners are faster and more anatomy can be scanned in a shorter time. Advanced scanners are comfortable for the patient, and software development enables leading-edge imaging techniques to be performed.
MemorialCare offers state–of–the–art CT scanners which enable our physicians to diagnose with exceptional confidence. Along with speedy and accurate test results, the patient experience is comfortable and quick.
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 while the X-ray source and sensors/detectors rotate around the patient, and the table moves horizontally. Thus, X-ray data is collected from multiple angles. Computers process the X-ray data in order to generate detailed, composite images of the relevant “slices” of the body.
Different types of CT scans are offered at specific imaging center locations, some include:
Our fully accredited, high-quality, advanced imaging, radiology and breast centers from Long Beach to San Clemente, near where you live and work. By offering both hospital-based and community-based outpatient imaging centers, we provide you with unmatched options.
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