What is Computed Tomography?
Computed tomography (CT) is a sophisticated imaging technique that shows anatomy at different levels within the body. During CT imaging, the X-ray source rotates around the patient. Each rotation produces a single cross-sectional “slice” that enables physicians to see a horizontal piece of the body.
CT scans are used to diagnose many conditions, such as bleeding in the head, tumors, blood clots or signs of stroke. In other parts of the body, CT may be used to determine whether a growth is solid or fluid-filled, view an organ’s size and shape, and evaluate many different diseases.