history behind the MRI

Computed Tomography (CT) imaging is also known as “CAT scanning” (Computed Axial Tomography). Tomography is from the Greek word “tomos” meaning “slice” or “section” and “graphia” meaning “describing”. CT was invented in 1972 by British engineer Godfrey Hounsfield of EMI Laboratories, England and by South Africa-born physicist Allan Cormack of Tufts University, Massachusetts. Hounsfield and Cormack were later awarded…

how long does an ct take

The time required will depend upon the type of scan. If oral contrast is required, about 45 to 60 minutes is needed for the contrast to move through your digestive tract. Actual scan times vary from a few seconds to several minutes. If no oral contrast is required, the examination will take about 15 to…

CT radiology report

Radiologists create radiology reports the way a carpenter creates a chair; it’s the final product, the end result of all of their labor, training, and expertise. That’s a simplification, but the general comparison holds. When you go in for a scan (whether it’s a CT scan, MRI, an X-ray, computed tomography, or any other imaging…

What is a CT

A computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan allows doctors to see inside your body. It uses a combination of X-rays and a computer to create pictures of your organs, bones, and other tissues. It shows more detail than a regular X-ray. You can get a CT scan on any part of your body. The procedure doesn’t take…

leader in CT scans

Our imaging centers feature state of the art CT and PET scanners, with only the finest in advanced medical imaging services. For over 15 years our radiology center has provided convenient, affordable, outpatient CT and PET/CT scans to the Central Kentucky area.Our doctors and radiologists are skilled, experienced, and place the well-being of each patient…

migraines and CT scans

A CT scan uses X-rays and computers to make images of the body. It can sometimes help doctors diagnose headaches and their causes. You might need one if you have headaches daily or almost every day or have a sudden onset severe headache. Doctors can’t diagnose migraines with the test, though. How Does a CT Scan Help? The test can help your doctor…

shoulder CT

What’s the purpose of a shoulder CT scan? The most common reason for a shoulder CT scan is to evaluate the shoulder after an injury. This could be a one-time injury or a recurring one, such as the shoulder repeatedly popping out of its socket or dislocating. The scan can help your doctor assess a fracture more…

cervical ct scan

What is a cervical spine CT scan? A cervical spine CT scan is a medical procedure that uses specialized X-ray equipment and computer imaging to create a visual model of your cervical spine. The cervical spine is the portion of the spine that runs through the neck. Because of this, the test is also called a neck CT scan….

Abdominal CT Scan

What is an abdominal CT scan? A CT (computed tomography) scan, also called a CAT scan, is a type of specialized X-ray. The scan can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. With a CT scan, the machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, where they’re viewed by a…

Heart Scan

A heart scan, also known as a coronary calcium scan, is a specialized X-ray test that provides pictures of your heart that can help your doctor detect and measure calcium-containing plaque in the arteries. Plaque inside the arteries of your heart can grow and restrict or blood flow to the muscles of the heart. Measuring…

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