A CT scan is a type of medical imaging used to assess, diagnose, and plan treatment for a variety of illnesses, including cancer, infections and even joint and muscular issues. Unlike traditional X-rays, which provide a flat image, a CT scan can be used to provide a three-dimensional presentation of a part of the body, which helps medical practitioners better understand the results of the imaging and move quickly with a path for possible treatment. Contrast materials may be injected intravenously or provided orally to help make it easier to interpret the images.

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Types of CT Scans

There are several different types of CT scans depending on the part of the body that is being analyzed. While CT body scans focus on the chest, abdomen, and/or pelvis to better diagnose diseases of the liver, kidney, bowels, and other organs, specialty CT scans are also available, including for the heart for calcium scoring, lungs for cancer screening, and extremities for evaluation of injuries and preoperative planning.

Neurological CT scans examine the neck and spine, searching for signs of disease, and are performed by specialists who are specifically trained in neurological imaging. Musculoskeletal CT scans can be an essential part of the recovery process after an injury, identifying damaged tissues and ligaments so that tailored physical therapy can be provided as quickly as possible.

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Our fully-trained and board-certified staff can help you through the process of booking a CT scan, undergoing the procedure and interpreting the results, no matter what type of scan you have undergone. With low levels of radiation, CT scans are part of the contemporary arsenal against disease and can help anyone who needs a diagnosis for suspected medical issues.


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