CT often called CAT scanning, uses special X-ray equipment to obtain images from different angles, which are then processed by computer to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs. Fish Imaging uses 64-Slice cutting-edge technology that dramatically increases the amount of data acquired within a single scan, obtaining 64 views in a single rotation around the body. This decreases the time needed to acquire a study and allows for more detailed images, including 3D image processing to assist the physician with diagnosis or evaluation of your condition.
What is Contrast?
Some types of CT exams will be ordered with contrast. Contrast is a substance used to highlight the area being studied and may be injected into your bloodstream or taken orally. If you have known allergies to iodine or contrast mediums please inform your technologist prior to your exam.
Preparing for a CT Scan:
Preparation for a CT scan varies depending on the type of exam being preformed. Some exams may require you to fast for a short period of time. Specific instructions will be given to you when scheduling your appointment.