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Services

Multi Slice CT Scans

Dental and Lung

Rye Radiology Associates is pleased to announce the installation of our 16-slice Helical Brilliance CT. This new CT offers advanced technology for increased speed, lower dose and diagnostic precision.

 

Rye Radiology Associates’ Perform:

  • CT angiography of the pulmonary, brain, neck, aorta, mesenteric, carotid and renal arteries.
  • CT venography.
  • Sinuses, including STEALTH imaging for surgical planning.
  • CT Dental Planning Software. This software performs imaging of the mandible and maxilla, assisting oral surgeons in prostheses implantation planning.
  • Routine studies such as abdomen, pelvis, chest and spine CT’s.
  • CT lung screening.


How CT Works:
During a CT scan, a high-speed rotating ring made up of x-ray detectors and an x-ray tube rotates around the part of the body that the radiologist is studying. As the ring revolves around the patient, a narrow slice of the body is imaged from hundreds of angles. The ring is then incrementally moved and the next slice is x-rayed. The cross sectional images that are recorded are so thin that they provide incredible detail for the radiologist; far greater detail than a conventional x-ray. CT is used to diagnose a variety of diseases as internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels can be seen with such clarity. For some studies, the x-rays are all taken and the CT computer combines all of the images to create a 3-D image of the part of the body being studied.

 

What to Expect:
Sometimes an intravenous contrast material is used which highlights blood vessels and increases visualization of the structure of organs like the brain, liver and kidney.

 

Oral contrast, such as barium is used to enhance the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in the abdomen and pelvis.

 

For more information, please visit:

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)- http://www.radiologyinfo.org

American Cancer Society- http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

American College of Radiology-http://www.acr.org