16 Slice CT Scanner
creates detailed images of your body’s internal organs using X-rays with computer technology. The doughnut-shaped scanner uses radiation to create cross-sectional images, or “slices,” that help physicians detect tumors, heart disease or internal injuries or bleeding.
A CT scan (computed tomography- often referred to as CAT scan) uses x-ray technology to obtain images of the body from different angles to show cross-sections of bone, organs and soft tissue. This technology aids physicians in diagnosing a variety of conditions such as cancer, blood clots, infections, lung and liver disease, head and spine injuries, internal bleeding and other diseases and illnesses.
Computed Tomography uses a high amount of ionizing radiation (in the form of x-rays) in conjunction with a computer to create images of both soft and hard tissues. These images look as though the patient has been sliced like bread- thus the “tomo” in tomography, which means “slice”.
Diagnostic advantages of CT scan include:
- Non-invasive alternative to angiography
- Clearer anatomical visualization
- Metal artifact reduction
- Multiplanar Reconstructions
16 slice CT technology has dramatically advanced and broadened the range of CT applications to include orthopaedics, angiography and more. Applications include:
- CT Angiography for Stenosis and Aneurysm evaluation (Aorta, Carotid, Cerebral, Coronary, Peripheral, Renal)
- Kidney stone evaluation
- Orthopaedic evaluation
Further information about 16 Slice CT Scan, including ways to prepare for the examination, can be obtained by calling Sheri Burns, NLMC Director of Radiology at 318-254-2461 or by logging on to http://www.radiologyinfo.org.
If you are a physician, in need of scheduling a patient, please call Central Scheduling at 318-254-2791.
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