Computed Tomography (CT)
At Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, our Diagnostic Imaging team uses computed tomography, or CT, to produce a series of detailed, three-dimensional images of parts of the body. The CT is a painless, fast scan that uses both special x-ray equipment and computers to produce images that often can provide more detailed information than regular X-rays.
What does a CT do?
A CT scan can produce detailed images of organs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT scans are used to diagnose conditions such as cancer, musculoskeletal disease and trauma to certain areas of the body. The detailed results of a CT can eliminate or reduce the need for surgical biopsies and exploratory surgery.
How to Schedule a CT:
Your physician’s office, or the physician caring for you in the hospital, must call to schedule an appointment for you. A significant amount of information is needed before each exam, including the type of exam, clinical problem and previous health history. In some cases pre-authorization is needed, depending upon insurance requirements.
|Hours of Operation:||Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.|