CT Scans use a special combination of x-ray and computer technology to provide highly-detailed cross sectional views of the human body. State-of-the-art ct scan equipment 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 as 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.
Kent's low dose CT Scan is appropriate for patients at high risk for developing lung cancer. With specialized equipment we provide cardiac calcium scoring and coronary angiography.
CT Scans are used to examine:
- 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.