CT or CAT scan is an imaging equipment which uses x-rays and computers to create images which will permit doctors to view a patient’s body. Unlike traditional radiographs, a CT scan can create clear and detailed images of internal body parts. It is able to segregate bones from muscles and even fat at specific bodily organs during examination. Like a traditional radiograph, x-rays are applied on the patient’s body. The computer then recreates data to make the images become cross sectional. The cross sectional imagery permit radiologists to view internal organs as if looking through the body on separate thin slices. A CT scan helps a physician during the diagnostic process after sufficient data is gathered. The radiologist processes the scan and makes interpretations. The data will then be relayed through a report which is afterwards explained to you by the doctor.
Viera Diagnostic Center introduces usage of the new Philips Brilliance Multi-Slice CT scanner. This equipment features multi slice configuration, yielding routine high performance, 3-D virtual imaging, body scans in less than one minute, and can be applied for the following screening - Coronary Artery Calcium, Lung Cancer, Oncology Imaging, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, and angiography.
How do I prepare for my CAT Scan exam?CONTRAST STUDIES:
Nothing to eat or drink 4 hours prior; For Abdomen/Pelvis scans please stop by our office for barium prep.
If you are a diabetic, or have a history of kidney disease, or are over the age of 70, please call 321-254-7880. We will need your most recent creatinine labs faxed to us from your doctor. If you are allergic to iodine contrast please call us for further instructions.
No preparation necessary