A CT scan or computed tomography scan makes use of x-rays with computers to produce images that allow physicians to look inside a patient’s body. A CT scan produces clear, extremely detailed pictures of the body’s internal structures (colon, lung, heart, vessels) in a series of thin slices. The CT can separate bone from muscle and fat in the part of the body being examined.
Preparation for Procedure
Your doctor will advise fasting for four to six hours prior to your exam. Some abdominal exams may also require that you fast before the exam to ensure the best possible images. Be sure to clarify preparations such as these with your doctor in advance.
CT scans, like other X-rays, are monitored and regulated to provide the minimum amount of radiation exposure. Although X-rays are painless women who are pregnant should not undergo X-ray procedures, as there are risks to the fetus. So it’s crucial to discuss any allergies, medications and existing conditions with your doctor before undergoing any type of diagnostic exam.
High Tech Imaging Center has been awarded accreditation after a comprehensive review performed by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This certification confirms that our center meets rigorous standards for practice in CT. We pride ourselves on delivering among the safest CT Scans in Alabama.
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What to Expect During the Exam?
This machine creates images with a computer x-ray sensing unit that shows detailed images of bones and soft tissue with precision. Our CT scan is used to study the brain, abdomen, chest, pelvis, etc. Our CT scan is a completely harmless procedure as we use the lowest amount of radiation without compromising unmistakable images. Procedures are short and we see to it that each patient is comfortable with the process.
What is it?
What is a CT Scan?
A CT or CAT scan is a noninvasive, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The CT makes use of x-rays with computers to produce images that allow physicians to look inside a patient’s body.
A CT scan produces clear, extremely detailed pictures of the body’s internal structures (colon, lung, heart, vessels) in a series of thin slices. The CT can separate bone from muscle and fat in the part of the body being examined.
CT Imaging is:
one of the best tools for studying the chest and abdomen because it provides detailed, cross-sectional views of all types of tissue.
often the preferred method for diagnosing many different cancers, including lung, liver and pancreatic cancer, since the image allows a physician to confirm the presence of a tumor and measure its size, precise location and the extent of the tumor’s involvement with other nearby tissue.
invaluable in diagnosing and treating spinal problems and injuries to the hands, feet and other skeletal structures because it can clearly show even very small bones as well as surrounding tissues such as muscle and blood vessels.
an examination that plays a significant role in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases that can lead to stroke, kidney failure or even death.