CT or CAT scans, revolutionized x-ray diagnosis by allowing physicians to view wafer-thin cross-sections of internal anatomy, all without the need for surgery. CT accomplishes this by bringing together the imaging capabilities of the x-ray with the highly sophisticated processing power of computers. CT is used for a broad spectrum of imaging needs, for example, brain, spine, neck, chest, sinuses, abdomen, and joints. CT also is used to evaluate the extent of trauma-related injuries.
We can now perform CAT scan procedures in less time with a lower radiation dose and higher diagnostic value. An intelligent combination of radiology and cardiology clinical capabilities in a feature-rich configuration ensures that the SCENARIA 128 slice CT Scan provides extremely powerful clinical value. This state-of-the-art equipment helps us to enhance patient care and expand clinical applications.
In preparation for your exam
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your exam. You may be given a gown to wear during the procedure. Metal objects including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins may affect the CT images and should be left at home or removed prior to your exam. You may also be asked to remove hearing aids and removable dental work.
You may be asked not to eat or drink anything for several hours beforehand, especially if a contrast material will be used in your exam. You should inform your physician of any medications you are taking and if you have any allergies. If you have a known allergy to contrast material, or “dye,” your doctor may prescribe medications to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
Also, inform your doctor of any recent illnesses or other medical conditions, and if you have a history of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, or thyroid problems. Any of these conditions may increase the risk of an unusual adverse effect. Women should always inform their physician and the CT technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant.