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Multi Slice CT Scans
Rye Radiology Associates has a 16-slice Helical Brilliance CT (Computerized Tomography). This new CT offers advanced technology for increased speed, lower dose and diagnostic precision.
CT Scans 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.
- Routine studies such as abdomen, pelvis, chest and spine CT’s.
- CT lung screening.
How CT Scans 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 from your CT Scans:
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.