COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

A computerized tomography (CT) exam offers several advantages in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

Perhaps the greatest benefit is its ability to capture, with exceptional clarity and detail, images of internal organs, bone, soft tissue, blood vessels, and other areas inside the body that can be difficult to see with conventional X-ray.

The sophisticated X-ray technology works by taking multiple pictures from different angles of inside the body. A computer analyzes and integrates the data to create a series of cross-sectional pictures, called slices. These slices are combined to produce two and three-dimensional images that can be viewed clearly on a monitor, shared electronically or printed. The tool allows physicians to accurately evaluate the location, shape, size, density and texture of internal structures.

With the installation of two new, technologically advanced Toshiba Prime CT scanners, Inland Imaging is now able to deliver high-resolution medical images while reducing patients’ exposure to radiation — in some cases by as much as two-thirds. Both of the scanners integrate industry-leading software that automatically reduces the radiation dose to a patient’s specific needs and minimizes scanner noise, all while increasing image quality. Learn more.

CT scans, also called CAT scans, are often used to examine problems with the heart, abdomen, brain, chest, joints, bones, pelvis, sinuses, jaw and mouth, neck and urinary system.