Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan is an X-ray image in which a computer controls the motion of the X-ray, processes the data and produces the image. Southwoods offers faster scan times, low-dose technology, unparalleled image quality, excellent anatomic detail and a more accurate diagnosis.

Ct scan with a nurse in an orange shirt talking to a patient pre or post entry

Helps Diagnose

  • check-mark-1Muscle and bone disorders, such as bone tumors and fractures
  • check-mark-1Pinpoint the location of a tumor, infection or blood clot
  • check-mark-1Guide procedures such as surgery and biopsy
  • check-mark-1Detect and monitor diseases and conditions such as cancer, lung nodules and liver masses
  • check-mark-1Monitor the effectiveness of certain treatments, such as cancer treatment
  • check-mark-1Detect internal injuries and internal bleeding

Risk Factors

  • check-mark-1Radiation Exposure
  • check-mark-1May be harmful if pregnant
  • check-mark-1Reactions to contrast material

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