MH Imaging CT Scan Services

CT scans, or computed tomography scans, are medical imaging procedures that use X-rays to create detailed images of the inside of the body. CT scans are often used to diagnose a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Cancer: CT scans can be used to detect cancer, assess the extent of cancer spread, and plan for surgery or radiation treatment.
  • Heart disease: CT scans can be used to assess heart function, diagnose heart disease, and plan for surgery.
  • Stroke: CT scans can be used to diagnose stroke, assess the extent of brain damage, and plan for treatment.
  • Trauma: CT scans can be used to diagnose injuries to the bones, organs, and blood vessels.
  • Inflammation: CT scans can be used to diagnose inflammation, such as appendicitis or diverticulitis.

What is a CT Scan?

A computerized tomography (CT) scan is an X-ray test done to produce cross-sectional images of internal organs and structures of the body. The CT machine is shaped like a donut and the X-ray images consist of many different angles of the body. In preparation of a CT scan, patients are asked to avoid eating food or drinking liquids for some hours before the test.

How it works

Similar to an MRI test, a patient is placed on a table that slips into the center of the CT machine which takes X-ray images of the body. The procedure takes about 10 minutes unless a specific test or monitoring requires additional time. It’s important that the patient is very still during the exam to increase the clarity of X-ray images produced.