Computerized Tomography

October 26, 2016

Computerized Tomography (CT Scan or CT) combines a series of x-ray views taken from many different angles and computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones and soft tissues inside your body. A CT scanner is a tube (shaped like a donut) surrounded by a giant magnet. The patient is placed on a moveable bed that is inserted into the magnet. Occasionally, patients require injections of liquid intravenously to enhance the images of the study. CT Scanning time depends on the exact area of the body being studied, but ranges from 5 to 30 minutes.