Computed Tomography commonly referred to as a CT scan is a noninvasive medical test that combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of your body. A CT scan can provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams. A CT scan can be used to study all parts of your body, such as the chest, abdomen, pelvis, or an arm or leg. It can take pictures of body organs, such as the liver, pancreas, intestines, kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands, sinuses, lungs, and heart. It can also study blood vessels, bones, the spinal cord, and the brain. These cross-sectional images of the area being studied can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. These images can be manipulated into different positions, allowing the radiologist to thoroughly examine any area of interest.
A CT (Computed Tomography) scan usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
After your exam, the radiologist will review your images and a report will be sent directly to your physician. Reports are available within 4 hours!