Imaging Services: 64 Multi-Slice Scanner
Patient care and diagnosis have significantly improved with the growing use of computed tomography (CT). CT scanning blends the traditional technology of X-rays with the latest computer innovations. Using a series of X-ray beams, the CT scanner creates cross-sectional images. A computer then reconstructs these "slices" to produce a 3-D image. The result is a picture with greater detail than traditional X-rays. And better infromations means a more accurate diagnosis from your doctor!
A CT exam is a quick, painless procedure. The scanner will acquire the images in just a few seconds while you are comfortably lying on the patient table. Designed for patient comfort, our CT offers the largest table width and shortest adjustable bed height in the industry, making access easier for patients with special needs. The wide bed space and large scan opening provides plenty of room for you to lay comfortably during the exam. In addition, an audio or visual aid will be provided to help coach you through the breath holding process.
Industry leading reliability means that Aquilion CT scanners are always ready to go when your appointment time comes around. And with most scanning studies taking just 15 minutes or less, you'll have more time in your day for other things.
Before Your Exam
Although preparation for a CT exam is minimal, there are a few things you may need to do prior to your exam.
During Your Exam
In addition to being one of the most effective forms of advanced imaging, a CT scan is also one of the easiest for you, the patient.
- Throughout the scan you will be asked to remain still and may be asked t hold your breath for short periods of time. A video or audio coaching system will help guide you through the exam process.
- Since there are no longering effects from your CT scan, after the exam you are free to resume all normal activities unless otherwise directed by your physician.