Computerized Tomography (CT)
A CT Scan is an imaging test that uses a computer to combine a series of x-rays to create 3D images of the bones, blood vessels, tissues and organs in your body.
A solution sometimes called x-ray dye or contrast may be used to help highlight certain parts of your body to see them more clearly on the images.
A CT scanner looks like a very large doughnut. You will be lying on a narrow table that will move you in and out of the center of the machine. Most CT exams are completed in a few minutes.
A CT scanner uses x-rays, therefore before your exam, it is important to let the technologist know if there is a chance you could be pregnant.