A CT or CAT (computed tomography) scan combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues and vessels more visible.
INTEGRIS Clinton Regional Hospital recently installed a state of the art 40-slice computerized tomography (CT) scanner. This new technology replaces a single CT Scanner that was previously in use.
The 40-slice scanner now allows technologists at INTEGRIS Clinton Regional Hospital to scan much faster and gain more detailed images than with previous technology. The new multi-slice technology can obtain up to 40 images in as fast as 0.5 seconds. These images can be processed in different body planes and in three-dimensional views without any additional radiation exposure to the patient.
We provide a range of CT-guided techniques that doctors use in both diagnosis and interventional radiology treatments, including:
- CT angiography/arteriography