A CT scan, also called a CAT scan, creates imaging of the body used in identifying internal illness and injuries. The procedure involves simultaneous specialized x-rays that are then pieced together by a computer to allow medical providers a full view of the affected area.
CT scans are beneficial in identifying tumors, hemorrhaging and recent strokes as well as contrasting between gas, fluid, tissue, blood and bone. Patients can expect zero pain during computerized tomography image testing and may expect the use of contrast, intravenously or by swallowing, to assist imaging views.
Southwestern Medical Center’s department of radiology may use CT imaging to explore affected pelvis, chest, neck, head, abdomen and limb areas.