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Kent Hospital
Kent Hospital

CT Scan (CAT Scan or Computerized Axial Tomography)

Organization Kent Hospital
Location CT is part of Kent Hospital's Imaging Centers.  The Imaging Center has its own private entrance and adjacent parking.
Hours Outpatient services 8:30 am to 9:30 pm, seven days a week
Contact Information For an appointment, please call our Scheduling Department at (401) 736-1988

 
CT Scans use a special combination of x-ray and computer technology to provide highly-detailed cross sectional views of the human body. The Outpatient Imaging Center at Kent uses the latest in high speed, multi-slice General Electric Lightspeed scanners which are able to complete total body scans in a matter of minutes. CT is especially useful in viewing internal anatomy (or structure) of body parts.

CT Scans are non-invasive, safe and painless (some exams may require an injection of a contrast medium for added clarity). The Stroke Center at Kent Hospital uses CT Scanning is a principal diagnostic tool to identify the presence of a brain attack or stroke. CT Scanning is also used in conjunction with some needle biopsies and aspiration (draining) of fluid.

CT Scans are used to examine:

  • Head
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Spine
  • Extremities (bones and/or joints)

Our two state-of-the-art scanners are available for convenient appointment scheduling. The experienced registered technologists in the Outpatient Imaging Center have additional training in the use of CT. All images are interpreted in a timely manner by our team of board-certified radiologists who provide a prompt report to your referring physician.

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