A CT scan, or computed tomography, sends X-rays from multiple angles to create detailed, cross-sectional images of the inside of your body. Your doctor may use this exam to get a wealth of information that guides personalized treatment for your condition.
What is a CT Scan?
Computed tomography, also called CT or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that produces multiple images or pictures of the inside of your body. The images from a CT scan can be looked at from many different views to provide a three-dimensional image that is reviewed by a physician. These images provide more detail than traditional x-rays and allow radiologists to more easily diagnos problems such as cancer, heart disease, appendicitis or other conditions.
Adventist HealthCare offers several types of CT scans including:
Why Adventist HealthCare?
All Adventist HealthCare Imaging locations that offer CT scans hold accreditation in the procedure from the American College of Radiology. So rest assured that you’ll benefit from:
- Board-certified radiologists who supervise other highly qualified staff
- Strict quality-control measures
- Scanners approved for adult and child patients
We use lower dose CT protocols for children. In addition, we have fellowship trained radiologists who specialize in body imaging, neurology and musculoskeletal conditions.
Adventist HealthCare Imaging facilities include some of the most advanced CT scanners available, which means:
- You can receive certain scans in seconds, saving time in emergencies and making scheduled exams more convenient.
- The radiation dose will be optimized for your age and procedure.
- Your doctors receive especially clear images that help them detect small lesions.
How to Prepare for a CT Scan
Download our CT Scan Patient Guide for further information on what to expect, how to prepare, and what to bring the day of your screening.