Computerized Tomography (CT)
A CT scan utilizes digital x-ray signals to help create multiple images of the body, which allow health care providers to see inside the body without the need for exploratory surgery. Sophisticated computers and scanning equipment are used to provide a three dimensional image.
Using CT technology, your health care provider can quickly and accurately diagnose the cause of acute abdominal pain, detect inflamed organs, identify urgent problems such appendicitis, and see diseased blood vessels that can lead to heart attack, stroke or kidney disease. The advantage that CT scans have over x-rays is that they can capture – in stunning detail – bone, muscle, organ systems and the heart. Today’s technology is faster and more accurate than ever before, and with less radiation dose.
To schedule a CT exam at Providence Tarzana, call 818-708-5593.