About This Service
Computed Tomography examinations or CT scans are sometimes called CAT scans (computed axial tomography). CT scans are a noninvasive way of seeing inside the body using X-rays and powerful computers.
A CT scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.
A CT exam usually takes approximately 15-30 minutes. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to verify your registration information and complete patient registration forms. Please make sure you have your insurance cards with you. Bring previous scans with you to the exam if you are instructed to do so. Please do not bring unaccompanied children with you for your CT Scan. Our staff will send the results of your exam directly to your physician within 24 hours. Your physician will discuss the results with you at your next scheduled appointment or by telephone.