Computed Tomography (CT)
A CT scan uses a special type of x-ray device and a sophisticated computer system to generate detailed images of the body. CT scan technology provides images of much greater detail than x-rays. A CT scan also requires significantly more radiation than a regular x-ray. The CT exam is painless and is typically completed in less than 10 minutes. Unlike a MRI tube, the patient quickly passes through a slim ring to obtain the images. A radiologist may manipulate the dataset using computer reconstruction to view the body at different angles and best display a particular organ or structure of interest.
At NEBH, CT scans can be tailored to a specific clinical question and to each individual patient. We employ high resolution techniques that give detailed images of bones, joints and soft tissues. When scanning near hardware, metal artifact reduction techniques are used to render the best possible images.