At NuChoice, our board-certified radiologists provide affordable and accurate CT (CT or CAT scans) Scans in Midland, TX. CT scan images provide more-detailed information than plain X-rays do.
A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.
HOW CT SCANS WORK
During the scan a series of x-rays are aimed at specific angles through the body part that is being examined. A detector on the opposite side transmits the CT scan details to a computer.
The computer analyzes the data and produces cross-sectional images of the scanned body part(s). The cross-sectional images, or “slices”, are known as tomograms. The images can be stored as files on a computer, shown on a monitor, or printed on x-ray film.
CT SCAN EQUIPMENT
The CT machine looks like a big donut. A movable and padded table, on which a patient lies, slides in and out of the hole. A big movable ring inside the hole houses the detector and x-ray equipment. This ring spirals around a patient during a test to produce specific “slices” or images of a patient’s anatomy.
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