CT Scan / Cat Scan

SJRA Imaging Services

CT scanning, or “CAT” scan, stands for Computerized Tomography, an imaging method which uses X-ray, along with powerful computers, to generate high resolution images of any part of the body.

CT scans are routinely used to gather diagnostic information about the brain, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. It is also a highly effective way to gain information about the skeletal system. In some clinical scenarios, 3-D images are created to assist in the diagnosis.

SJRA has a long history of using the latest and most technologically advanced imaging equipment, and currently utilizes the Siemens SOMATOM Definition, one of the fastest scanners on the market. Combining cutting-edge technology with highly trained radiologists, the dedicated CT specialists at SJRA have the ability to identify abnormalities anywhere in the body.

All CT exams at SJRA utilize dose control measures to keep radiation dose as low as possible.

Current CT examinations available at SJRA include:

  • CT Abdomen
  • CT Angiography (to evaluate the inside of the coronary arteries and blood vessels)
  • CT Arthrography
  • CT Bones
  • CT Chest
  • CT Head/brain
  • CT Neck
  • CT Pelvis
  • CT Spine

 

All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.