Computerized Tomography (CT)
What is a CT scan?
CT (Computed Tomography), sometimes called CAT scan, is a safe, non-invasive procedure which uses specialized X-ray equipment to obtain detailed images from various angles around the body of body tissues.
CT imaging is very useful in the diagnosis and evaluation of health problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
CT examinations cause no pain and are considered to be safe diagnostic procedures. The time spent on the CT scanner is generally less than 10 minutes.
Many CT examinations require the use of various contrast materials to enhance the visibility of certain tissues or blood vessels.
Some common CT procedures: