A CT scan, or computed tomography, takes multiple x-rays in rapid succession, then analyzes these images to create an image. CT is used for many types of diagnoses because it shows internal organs and bones in great detail.
During a CT scan, a digital geometry process is used to display a three-dimensional image of an object. This 3D image is obtained from a large series of two dimensional x-ray images taken around a single axis of rotation.
During the procedure, you will lie on a table and hold very still. Because each CT procedure varies, you may also be expected to drink oral contrast and/or be injected with an intravenous contrast. Please consult your physician or our staff if you have any questions regarding what to expect during your procedure.
Be informed that this examination does not hurt at all, although some people find it uncomfortable to lie in the CT scan tunnel, as there is little room inside the tunnel. In case of any issue, let the radiologist know about your concern. The staff at our diagnostic imaging centers take very good care of every patient.