Got chest pain? We immediately assume our heart is to blame, but there are many causes for chest pain, and not all heart pains show up in our chest. Men and women experience heart attacks differently. Today, when diagnosing chest pain, you may need a cardiac CT scan to determine what’s going on.
A CT coronary angiography is a non-invasive imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply blood to your heart. It checks for any narrowing or blockage in your heart. If you are having a CT coronary angiography, here is what to expect.
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.