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What is a CT scan?

A CT scan stands for Computed Tomography scan. It is also known as a CAT (Computer Axial Tomography) scan. It is a medical imaging method that employs tomography. Inside the CT scanner there is an X-ray detector which can see hundreds of different levels of density inside a solid organ. This data is transmitted to a computer, which builds up a 3-D cross-sectional picture of the part of the body and displays it on the screen. Undergoing a CT scan is a painless procedure.

CT scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3-D image of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, abdomen, and bones. It is often the preferred method of diagnosing many cancers. As a CT scan can detect abnormal tissue, it is a useful device for planning areas for radiotherapy and biopsies.

A CT scan can also provide doctors with valuable data on vascular and spinal conditions, bone injuries and diseases and bone density.

About Us

  • Founded in 1991, Mid-Michigan MRI is a non-profit, 50/50 joint venture of Sparrow Hospital and Michigan State University. We are committed to providing the highest quality medical imaging to the people of mid-Michigan.
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