CT Scans

Also known as a computer axial tomography scan (CAT) or Computed Tomography scan makes use of computer-processed combinations of many X-ray measurements taken from different angles to produce cross-sectional (tomographic) images (virtual "slices") of specific areas of a scanned object, allowing the user to see inside the object without cutting.

Radiologists and radiation oncologists often use the CT examination to:

  • quickly identify injuries to the lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in cases of trauma.

  • guide biopsies and other procedures such as abscess drainages and minimally invasive tumor treatments.

  • plan for and assess the results of surgery, such as organ transplants or gastric bypass.

  • stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.

  • measure bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis.

In pediatric patients, CT imaging is often used to evaluate:

  • lymphoma

  • neuroblastoma

  • kidney tumors

  • cystic fibrosis

  • complications of acute appendicitis

  • complications of pneumonia

  • inflammatory bowel disease

  • severe injuries

  • congenital malformations of the heart, kidneys and blood vessels

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