The CT Scan is a primary tool for diagnostic medicine. Popularly called “CAT Scan,” it employs a unique design of x-ray technology coupled with constantly advancing computer technology. With computerized tomography (CT) views are taken in a single plane, the data is computer processed and then displayed as a cross-section image.
This scanning method provides the physician with a two-dimensional "slice" of a designated target area in the patient's body as positioned on the examining table. Details and structure of the interior of the body can be mathematically reconstructed from the projections obtained from various angles. In the computerized tomography views are taken in a single plain, data is computed and displayed as a cross-sectioned image.
These images from the x-ray exposures are then recorded and stored in the computer. Data may then be reconstructed and the brightness of each portion of the cross-section is determined by x-ray absorption. The images taken may be displayed, recorded on film or stored for later review.
Basic CT Scan shows the area covered on a single frame. If areas needs examination the patient and the table are moved accordingly. This process is called "incremental" scanning and it limits the frames to specific sections as chosen. It is generally time consuming due to the multiple adjustments that are needed with both patient and equipment.
STRIC provides advanced CT technology, including high resolution 64 Detector CTs, wide-bore CTs and 3-D imaging, each designed to meet the imaging needs of you and your physician. To schedule an appointment please call 210-617-9000.
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