This scan will provide your doctor with a three dimensional scan of the area responsible for your pain. Your doctor will use this information determine areas of internal damage, and to pinpoint where a problem, such as a bulging disc or degenerative disc disease, resides in your body.
CT scanners are shaped like a large doughnut standing on its side. You lie on a narrow, motorized table that slides through the opening into a tunnel. Straps and pillows may be used to help you stay in position. During a head scan, the table may be fitted with a special cradle that holds your head still. While the table moves you into the scanner, detectors and the X-ray tube rotate around you. Each rotation yields several images of thin slices of your body. You may hear buzzing and whirring noises.
Our CT scanner finishes a scan within a few minutes and images can be seen on a monitor almost immediately. Within 30 minutes the entire collection of images can be viewed and copied.