CT Scan, Explained

A computerized tomography scan, also known as a CT or CAT scan, emits beams of x-rays through the body to generate images of soft tissue, bones, cancers, vascular disease, heart disease, and/or infections. When individuals need a CT scan, they will lay flat on a table that moves gently into a high-powered scanning machine. After 10-15 minutes, the technologists will move the patient’s table out of the device and the series of images that were captured will be compiled for your doctor to review. If your radiologist has ordered a CT scan for you, have confidence you’re in good hands with the professionals at Specialty Imaging Associates.