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COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN (CT or CAT Scan)

 

A low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan (also called a computerized axial tomography, or CAT scan) is a special type of X-ray that can produce detailed pictures of structures inside the body. CT scanning can be used to obtain information about almost any body organ, blood vessels, the abdominal cavity, bones and the spinal cord. A CT scan produces clearer pictures of internal organs than a regular X-ray. Our CT Scanner produces 80-slice images so we can diagnose earlier and with lower doses of radiation than ever before. 

SPOTLIGHT on LUNG CANCER SCREENING:
Our low-dose lung cancer screening technique  uses approximately 1/5 of the radiation of a conventional CT of the chest. The screening CT is performed without intravenous contrast - no IV required! - and it takes less than 5 minutes. When lung cancer is detected early and surgically resected, five year survival rates improve by more than 70%. A National Lung Screening Trial shows that CT lung screening in high risk patients decreases cancer death by 20%. Contact Radiology today to find out if you're a candidate for lung cancer screening.