A CT (Computed Tomography) scan is a fast, painless and non-invasive scan used to assess your organs, blood vessels, abdomen and bones. The CT scan provides valuable information about the location, nature and extent of many different diseases or abnormalities.
What You Need To Know
Your doctor may recommend a CT scan to help:
- Detect and monitor disease such as cancer, heart disease, lung nodules and liver masses
- Identify muscle and bone disorders
- Find the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
- Plan for surgery—and assess the success of a surgery
- Identify injuries to internal organs
Our clinical teams are committed to capturing high-quality diagnostic images using the appropriate amount of radiation for you. While you are exposed to radiation during a CT exam, the benefits typically outweigh the long-term risks.
Here’s how we work to protect you:
- Our technologists carefully position you within the scanner in an effort to obtain optimal images of the area of interest.
- Your unique size and weight are considered when setting up the exam.
- Our scanners are equipped with advanced technology (real-time dose modulation) to minimize your exposure and maintain maximum image quality during the scanning process.
- Our centers and CT scanners are accredited by the American College of Radiology which includes annual, rigorous quality and safety reviews.
Be sure to tell us if you are pregnant, nursing, or if there is a chance you may be pregnant.