Computerized tomography scans (CT) (CAT)
A computerized tomography imaging, sometimes called a CAT scan or a CT scan, can help your physician diagnose a muscle or bone disorder; locate a tumor, infection or blood clot; or detect internal injuries and bleeding. In some cases, your doctor may even use a CT scan to guide procedures such as surgery, biopsy or radiation therapy. A CT scan uses special X-ray equipment to take pictures of the inside of your body from different angles. A computer then combines these pictures to form detailed, three-dimensional views of the area of your body being examined.
The 128-slice CT scanner is the latest imaging technology that is revolutionizing diagnoses in neurology, oncology and many other specialties. The CT scan provides views of the entire body in seconds and profile incredibly sharp 3-D images of any organ.
128-slice CT Scan Benefits
- Significantly faster, higher-quality imaging, resulting in crisper, more exact images
- Larger opening and weight capacity, improving patient comfort and screening ability
- 3-D imaging combined with advanced applications for the care of neurological and cancer patients, allowing for more precise diagnosis and treatment
- Lower-dose radiation and lower contrast usage requirements
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