Computed Tomography (CT) is a technology that can image structures of the body, including bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. A CT (or CAT) scanner combines a rotating x-ray tube and a computer to produce high-resolution, cross-sectional images.
CT technology is used to screen for coronary artery disease, lung cancer and colon cancer. It can also identify aortic aneurysms, gall- and kidney stones and osteoporosis in the asymptomatic stage. Please see our Screening Exams section for more information.
CT is particularly suited to evaluate bony anatomy, including fractures, loose bodies in joints, and osteoarthritis.