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Imaging Services:


Bone Metastases NaF-18 PET


Brain PET

Calcium Scoring


Cardiac PET - Rubidium-82 (Rb-82)


Cardiac FDG Viability


CT (CAT Scan)


CT with Contrast


CT Lung Screen


PET / CT


PET Scan

CT (CAT Scan)

Computed Tomography is a test that uses x-rays to create clear cross sectional images that provide anatomical views of the body's organs, bones, muscles, fat and blood vessels.

A CT or CAT scan is a non-invasive, painless procedure that makes a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body, taken from different angles.

The CT exam is performed using a special, quiet, open scanner and computer. It provides more highly detailed images of the body's tissues and vessels that cannot be seen on conventional x-rays. Many exams are quick and can be completed in a matter of minutes.

Uses:

  • Views the health of tissues and vessels
  • Diagnose diseases and disorders of the digestive system organs, urinary system, appendix, liver, abdomen, spleen, pancreas and kidneys
  • Locate or confirm the presence of tumors, identify source of pain, vascular disorders that can lead to stroke and heart attack, and head and neck pain.
  • Preparation:

  • CT with contrast might require you to avoid eating for a few hours prior to the scan.
  • Remove all jewelry
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring signed doctor's order, insurance co-payment and photo identification.
  • Bring all prior scans or images.
  • Contact customer service for any requirements for your particular CT scan: 301-441-9696
  • How Long is the Exam?:
    Most CT's take about 10-20 minutes

    After the Exam:
    You should experience no discomfort and return to daily activities unless otherwise instructed.

    Exam Results:
    You can request films prior to the exam so you can leave with them. The results will be sent to your referring physician, who will contact you.

    Insurance Coverage:
    CT is covered by most insurance companies. Please contact customer service regarding insurance coverage at 301-441-9696.

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