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What is a CT?


Computed Tomography (CT or CAT Scan) is an X-ray technique,

using a "donut shaped" scanner (see picture above) that rotates

around the patient. A CT exam is a quick, painless procedure. The

scanner will acquire the image in just a few seconds while you are

comfortably laying on the patient table. Using a series of X-ray

beams, the CT scanner creates cross-sectional images. A computer

reconstructs these "slices" to produce the 3-D image. The result

is a picture with greater detail than traditional X-rays and better

information for a more accurate diagnosis from your doctor


Ask your doctor about total exam duration, since exam times vary.

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