List of CT Scans
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a difference between CAT scan and CT scan?
Two Terms, Same Meaning: CT scan and CAT scan are abbreviated terms that mean the same.
What is a CT scan & how does it work?
These images are captured as the machine rotates around your body. Since CT scans show much more detail than X-rays, this is a non-invasive way for your doctor to view what’s happening.
How do I know if my exam requires contrast?
A special dye called contrast may be needed to highlight the areas of your body being scanned. Contrast is used to make structures and organs easier to see on the CT images. It may also be used to check blood flow, find tumors, and look for other problems. You may be asked to drink the contrast or receive it through an injection prior to your exam.
How do I know if I can eat or drink before my exam?
Different types of exams require different prep. Please call our office or click here to see a list of CT exams and their instructions.
What can I expect during a CT scan?
The exam is safe, painless, and very quick, with the actual scan time lasting just a few seconds.
What can a CT scan detect?
CT scans produce high-resolution images of bones, blood vessels and soft tissue and can help detect subtle abnormalities that may not be apparent on regular X-rays.