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CT Scanning

Kirby Medical Center Diagnostic Tests

CT imaging (computed tomography) is an imaging technique that combines x-rays with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images of the body’s insides. The result of these scans are cross-sectional images that display on a computer monitor.

CT scans utilize digital x-rays, which provide much more detailed images of organs, tissue, bone, and blood vessels than standard x-rays.

How CT Scanning Works

With this advanced equipment and their specialized medical training, radiologists can more easily diagnose a variety of health problems from CT Scans. Kirby Medical Center's 64-Slice GE CT Scanner provides clear and detailed images to aid in interpretation of your health care needs.

CT scanning helps to diagnose

  • Cancers
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Stroke damage
  • Internal trauma
  • Musculoskeletal disorders

CT scanners are large devices that take pictures of the body with x-rays and computer technology. Patients lie on a table that moves around so that the machine can take x-rays from different angles. These pictures are then sent to a computer. The computer then uses a special program which constructs a highly detailed 2D imagine of the patient’s insides.

Interpreting the results of the scan may take a few days. Provided you feel fine after the exam is concluded, doctors usually clear patients to go home afterwards. Once a radiologist has concluded their review of the scan, they will contact your doctor who will update you on their findings.

Scheduling Your CT scan

CT scanning at Kirby Medical Center is available 24 hours a day. The Imaging department is open from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. After hours and weekends, CT is available through the Emergency department. Call the Imaging department to schedule your appointment at 217-762-1826.