CT(CAT) Scan

What Is a CT(CAT) Scan?

Computerized Tomography (CT) provides cross-sectional images of any body part. Cross-sectional images are often described as looking into a loaf of bread by cutting the loaf into thin slices. When the image slices are reassembled by computer software, the result is a very detailed multidimensional view of the body's interior used to assist in the diagnosis of conditions of organs and body structures.

CT IS IDEAL FOR?

  • Looking at the organs of the body, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreas, spleen, stomach, bowel and reproduction organs.
  • Diagnosing brain tumors or brain injury.
  • Diagnosing primary cancers and metastatic diseases.
  • Diagnosing Arterial abnormalities and aneurysms.
  • Evaluating post surgical success for the spine and extremities.
  • Evaluating fractures of bones.
  • Non-invasive evaluation of the arteries of the heart and the patency of bypass grafts

HOW CT WORKS?

Computerized Tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray that rotates around your body 360 degrees forming a multi-dimensional set of data that can be viewed in multiple planes. CT scanning produces detailed images not produced by ordinary x-rays because the CT scanner uses a very thin beam of x-ray and a computer to generate and manipulate image.

Our CT Technology

At McBride Imaging Center we utilize the Toshiba CT Scanner which provides sharp and detailed images of the brain, chest , abdomen, pelvis, spine, or any other part of the body. Our technologists are extensively trained to provide the best possible study in a safe and comfortable manner.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR STUDY?

Computerized Tomography (CT) provides cross-sectional images of any body part. Cross-sectional images are often described as looking into a loaf of bread by cutting the loaf into thin slices. When the image slices are reassembled by computer software, the result is a very detailed multidimensional view of the body's interior used to assist in the diagnosis of conditions of organs and body structures.

  • Brain No prep required unless I.V. contrast will be given.
  • Chest Clear liquids 4 hours prior to exam
  • Neck Clear liquids 4 hours prior to exam
  • Spine - No Prep
  • Abdomen- Clear liquids 4 hours prior to exam (oral contrast will be given at the time of your arrival and you will wait approximately 1 hour for the contrast to move through your intestines).
  • Pelvis - Clear liquids 4 hours prior to exam (oral contrast will be given at the time of your arrival and you will wait approximately 1 hour for the contrast to move through your intestines).
  • Extremities- No Prep
  • If you will be having a contrast injection, please notify the staff if you:
    • are allergic to any medications
    • are pregnant
    • are breast feeding
    • have any medical conditions such as allergies, asthma or breathing difficulties, kidney disease, or heart disease

****You may take any necessary medications prior to your exam with a small amount of clear liquid, if your medication requires food be taken with it, please contact us prior to your exam*****

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Contact Us

McBride Imaging Center LLC

Address:1167 McBride Ave,Unit #3
                      Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Telephone:973-837-8100
FAX:973-638-1300
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