Computer Tomography or CT scan, produces an especially detailed X-ray image. Manchester Memorial Hospital now utilizes a 64-slice CT scanner, which delivers a much lower dose of radiation, while still providing the radiologist with needed information.
The CT scan takes many individual images or “slices” of the body and puts them together to create a computerized model of the body’s structures. Rather than looking at a traditional X-ray, the radiologist can examine the patient from hundreds of different angles. CT imaging is particularly useful because it can show several types of tissue – lung, bone, soft tissue, blood vessels – with great clarity. Doctors use CT scans to help diagnose cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.
For More Information
Call our medical imaging department at (606) 598-1013.
To Schedule an Appointment
Call Sasha Cottrell at (606) 598-5104, ext. 3220.