A Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan combines a series of x-ray images taken from different angles around a patient’s body to create detailed pictures of organs, bones and tissues. CT Scans are typically the first choice for detailed imaging, and the data collected can be assembled to create three-dimensional images. The scans are used to identify potential diseases or injuries within various part of the body. Patients lie on a table that moves through a scanning ring, which resembles a large doughnut.
Heritage Valley’s 64-slice General Electric Optima 660 scanner is designed to make the imaging process safer and faster for patients, and its improved image quality aids our radiologists and physicians in their diagnoses. The scanner also allows us to perform services such as Computed Tomography Angiography of the heart and lung cancer screenings.
Best of all, our dose reduction software reduces radiation exposure by an average of 38%. Additionally, Heritage Valley Health System CT Technologists take part in ongoing Continuing Education aimed at radiation reduction and protection.
To schedule a CT Scan, please call 1-866-901-IMAG (4624).