Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning
CT scanning is a diagnostic procedure that uses a combination of an X-ray device that rotates around the patient and digital computing to assemble cross-sectional images (or "slices") of organs or body sections.
CT differs from conventional X-ray in that it can create highly detailed images of a combination of soft tissue, bone and blood vessels. And it's generally done with lower doses of radiation than standard X-ray.
Today's CT scanners are fast, patient-friendly and can produce stunningly detailed images, allowing more precise diagnosis.
Phoebe's Radiology Department was an early adopter of advanced digital imaging, which does away with cumbersome film negatives. Instead, the high resolution CT images can be flashed to a computer screen in the radiologist's or patient's doctor's office almost as fast as the CT scan process takes.
As an additional benefit, Phoebe's Radiology Department uses unique voice recognition software, allowing the radiologist to diagnose the patient's scans verbally and produce a printed diagnosis far more quickly. Instead of a time-consuming transcription and typing process, the radiologist's diagnosis is on it's way to the patient's doctor in far less time.
Getting these extremely detailed images - along with the radiologist's analysis - into the hands of patient's doctors faster allows diagnosis and treatment to be performed more quickly. The end result is better patient care.
For more information about radiology services at the main campus, please call