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, the fastest CT scanner in the world. Combining cutting-edge technology with highly trained radiologists, the dedicated CT specialists at SJRA have the ability to identify abnormalities anywhere in the body.
Current CT examinations available at SJRA include:
- CT Abdomen
- CT Angiography (to evaluate the inside of the coronary arteries and blood vessels)
- CT Bones
- CT Chest
- CT Head/brain
- CT Neck
- CT Pelvis
- CT Spine
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