Computed Tomography (CT) scanners

Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT), also commonly referred to as a CAT scan, is a medical imaging method that combines multiple X-ray projections taken from different angles to produce detailed cross-sectional images of areas inside the body.  CT images allow doctors to get very precise, 3-D views of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, the heart, abdomen and bones. CT is also often the preferred method of diagnosing many cancers, such as liver, lung and pancreatic cancers.

CT is often used to evaluate:
  • Presence, size and location of tumors
  • Organs in the pelvis, chest and abdomen
  • Colon health (CT colongraphy)
  • Vascular condition/blood flow
  • Pulmonary embolism (CT angiography)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms (CT angiography)
  • Bone injuries
  • Cardiac tissue
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Cardiovascular disease