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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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