Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
First used in the early 1970s, CT has experienced a great expansion in its use. This radiology method was formerly known as "Computed Axial Tomography" and is the origin of the term "CAT Scan". The first CT scanner took around five minutes to obtain one "slice" of anatomy. Now, it can be done in about one second. Similar to the MRI, Computed Tomography can be used on any body part and is often used to diagnose internal bleeding, tumors, and masses. It is an excellent method for imaging body organs and the vascular system. Many CT Scans are taken with the aid of a contrast agent that is either consumed or injected into the body.
For more information, please contact our Radiology Department at (909) 335-5610.