Questions and Answers about CT Scans
We have included a lot of information here about our new CT scanner, but please feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have.
What is a "CT" scanner?
Computed Tomography (CT for short) is one of the safest and most reliable examination methods available today. It is fast, uncomplicated and completely painless.
CT works with an X-ray system that rotates around you, taking cross-section pictures of your body. These pictures are then converted by a computer into so-called conclusive pictures. That is to say, CT builds up images of internal body structures and organs by scanning a series of slices with are later assembled with a computer to form a complete picture. So, with CT, the inside of your body can be very dependably and precisely portrayed and then examined.
Why not just use an X-ray?
Unline most X-ray examinations, CT can detect even the most minor changes very early on. This simplifies treatment and improves chances for recovery. Additionally, CT makes it possible to portray body parts in 3-dimensional format so overlapping areas can be easily examined.