“CT services are offered at our Fairfield Practice.”
A CT scan, also known as computerized tomography, is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat and organs. A CT scanner is an open, ‘doughnut-shaped’ ring through which a table passes. Patients are positioned comfortably in a variety of ways, depending upon the area of imaging interest. The patient lies still on a flat surface as the table moves through the doughnut. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that analyses the scan data and displays it in two-dimensional form on a monitor. Often, an entire scan can be done while the patient holds his or her breath for only one inhalation and exhalation.
Your doctor may order a contrast option, which entails an injection of a contrast agent (clear fluid) that helps display the area clearly. A radiographer will be available at all times during the examination to answer questions and ensure you are comfortable.
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