Computed Tomography (CT) Scanning
Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) Scanning
What is a CAT scan?
CT, or CAT scans, are special X-ray tests that produce cross-sectional images of the body using X-rays and a computer.
Why a CAT scan?
CAT scans allow doctors to look inside the body, similar to looking inside a loaf of bread by slicing it. This type of X-ray takes images of slices of the body so the ordering medical provider can look at an area of interest. CT scans are often used to obtain images of the brain, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and sinuses.
University of Vermont Health Network - Alice Hyde Medical Center utilizes a GE Optima CT660. The device captures 128 "slices," or individual images, which are then combined by computer technology to form a cohesive image a radiologist can evaluate.
This scanner delivers high quality diagnostic imaging and uses state-of-the-art technology to minimize patient exposure to radiation.
If you're referred for a CAT Scan by your medical care provider, appointments are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Do you have questions?
If you have questions about CAT Scans or a particular type of scan, please contact Radiology at (518) 481-2296.