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CT

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Spencer Hospital 

 

Computerized Tomography or CT, requires the patient to travel through a rotating ring of very thin x-ray beams. These images are collected and displayed on a screen and with the use of a computer, the images are manipulated and evaluated, sometimes in three dimension. CT scans use an X-ray unit that rotates around your body, creating cross-sectional images, like slices, of the inside of your body.    CT
















Spencer Hospital's state-of-the-art CT scanner provides technology that allows the hospital to offer tests that other CT scanner do not have the speed or capability to perform, such as cardiac calcium scoring to determine an individuals risk for heart disease.

 

CT (computed tomography), sometimes called CAT scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs.


CT rapidly creates detailed pictures of the body, including the brain, chest, and abdomen. The test may be used to:

  • Study blood vessels
  • Identify masses and tumors, including cancer
  • Guide a radiologist to the right area during a biopsy

Aquilion Premium CT Scanner

  • Advanced image resolution and enhanced low contrast imaging technologies which help to reduce exposure to radiation.
  • Adustable patient couch and large open bore to comfortably image a wider range of patients, from pediatric to geriatric and bariatric.
  • 450 lbs. capacity table
  • The industry’s widest couch (47 cm.) for routine 180 cm. coverage
  • Easier access for less ambulatory patients with lowest table height at 31 cm.
  • 160 detector row CT
  • 0.5 detector rows

Benefits of CT

  • Unlike other imaging methods, CT scanning offers detailed views of many types of tissue
  • CT scanning is painless and accurate.
  • CT examinations are fast and simple.
  • Diagnosis made with the assistance of CT can eliminate the need for invasive exploratory surgery and surgical biopsy.
  • CT has been shown to be a cost-effective imaging tool for a wide range of clinical problems.