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32 Slice CT

What is a CT Scan?
CT (computed tomography) scans use rotating x-ray beams to acquire cross- sectional images of the body. The scan is performed in a ring-shaped machine, usually taking less than a minute to perform. Modern scanners, with the aid of computer systems, can use the cross-sectional images to create 3D images of the internal organs. The images are then reviewed by a radiologist.  A CT scan provides a high resolution image of the body and is
currently the preferred method for diagnosing many diseases and injuries. CT scans can also be used for pre-operative planning, to diagnose cysts, tumors, blood diseases, blood clots, hemorrhages, infections and to monitor recovery from illness.
Our 32 Slice GE Optima CT provides excellent exam quality at a fast acquisition speed coupled with a lower radiation dose. Our computer-assisted reading tools also enable early detection, fast evaluation, and precise follow-up of disease with all information available at the scanner before the patient is off the table.

Preparing For Your CT Scan:
Many types of CT scans do not require patient preparation, but some require either an oral dose or an IV injection of contrast material (x-ray dye). Contrast provides improved definition of the internal organs and increases the sensitivity of the scan in terms of detecting some diseases. Oral contract is also frequently used during abdominal and pelvic CT imaging.

Abdominal and/or Pelvic CT
No food or drink after midnight, except water to take medications.

Must consume one bottle of oral contrast the night prior to your exam  and a second bottle of contrast one hour before your appointment.

Patient Benefits

  • Less time needed for breath-holds
  • Shorter exam times
  • Less exposure to radiation
  • Less intravenous contrast is used
  • Same Day appointments

Physician Benefits:

  • Clear images improve patient diagnosis
  • Same Day Results
  • 3D Volume rendering on extremities
  • Creatnine available in 2 minutes

Our new 32 detector Somatom Sensation CT demonstrates leadership in innovative technology and clinical applications never before achieved. Somatom Sensation allows for maximal diagnostic detail at the fastest acquisition speed and the lowest possible radiation dose. Our computer-assisted reading tools also enable early detection, fast evaluation, and precise follow-up of disease with all information available at the scanner before the patient is off the table.