Your doctor has ordered a CT scan for you to aid in a diagnosis. If you have never had one before, here is what to expect before, during, and after a CT scan.
Anyone who is having new or unusual symptoms often worries about the possibility of cancer as the cause. In these cases, the very best scenario is an early diagnosis, which is crucial to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and to increase the chances of success after treatment. To accomplish this, Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center uses various imaging tests to both diagnose and monitor the patient during treatment.
Going in for a CT scan can cause a lot of anxiety. You’re already concerned about the outcome, and then you begin to think about the potential risks associated with the test itself. While it’s always best to consult with Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center about any concerns you may have, here are a few things you should know about radiation and CT scans.
Computerized Tomography imaging, also known as a CT or CAT scan, is an invaluable tool physicians use to visualize the inside of every part of our bodies.
A CT scan and MRI are both non invasive and low risk tools used by doctors to diagnose specific conditions. They both produce images of the inside of our body, but what are the differences between a CT scan and MRI, and when are they used?
A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines X-ray images taken from different angles and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.
Southwest Diagnostic Imaging Center has recently acquired three Revolution, High Def/Low Dose CT systems from GE Healthcare.
A lot of people question the difference between an MRI and a CT Scan. Which is better? Why should I have one instead of the other? These questions are common and it’s important to know why you are getting either a CT scan or an MRI.
Coronary artery disease causes a substance called plaque to build up inside the arteries of your body, restricting blood flow and putting you at risk for a future heart attack. This type of heart disease is the most common form of heart disease in the United States, accounting for nearly 400,000 deaths annually. Coronary artery disease can be diagnosed using coronary CT Angiography, a medical imaging technique that evaluates the flow of blood through your veins to look for areas of concern.