What is a CT Scan?

A CT scan also referred to computer assisted tomography is a diagnostic imaging test used to uncover medical conditions. CT images of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular x-ray exams.

It provides detailed cross sectional images of the body that are reviewed by our radiologists. Other commonly performed CT exams include cardiac calcium scoring and virtual colonoscopy which are described in further detail in the services section.Type your paragraph here.

How Do I Prepare for the Exam?

Some exams require a contrast to be administered intravenously or by mouth. For tests which do not require contrast, no prior preparation is required. For exams requiring contrast a current creatinine test (within 30 days) may be required. The creatinine test is a blood draw which evaluates your kidney function and will normally be performed at your physician’s office or lab prior to the exam. If fasting is required, you are a diabetic, or have any allergies, you will be given special instructions by your referring physician. Wear comfortable clothing around the area to be scanned. You may be asked to wear a gown. Also inform your technologist if you have any old images so they may be used for comparisonType your paragraph here.

What Happens During the Test?

Our technician will take a medical history. You will then be asked to remove your clothing and jewelry and change into a gown. You will be positioned face up on the exam table. Electrodes will be attached to your chest and to an electrocardiograph machine that records the electrical activity of your heart. You will be asked to remain still and be given specific breathing instructions.

The test is easy, quick and painless requiring only 10 minutes.Type your paragraph here.






  • MRI
  • MRA
  • CT Scan
  • CTA
  • Digital Mammography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • X-RAY

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After the Test

You may return to normal activities following your exam.

When Can I Expect the Results?

A radiologist will review the images and we will send you a report which can be shared with your physician.


Am I at Risk for Osteoporosis?

  • post menopausal woman who is not taking estrogen
  • post menopausal woman who is tall (over 5’7″) or thin (less than 125 pounds)
  • use of medications known to cause bone loss such as corticosteroids dialantin, or high dose thyroid replacement drugs
  • have type 1 diabetes, kidney or liver disease, or family history of osteoporosis
  • hyperthyroidism or hyperparathyroidism
  • have had x-ray evidence of vertebral fracture or other sign of osteoporosis
  • have experienced a fracture after a mild trauma

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