A CT (Computed tomography or sometimes called CAT scan) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. A CT scan combines special X-ray equipment with computers to produce several images (or pictures) of the inside of the body.
CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular X-rays. Because it takes so many pictures so quickly, the scanner can be used to study the beating heart and the flow of blood through major arteries.
FirstHealth was one of the first in the state of North Carolina to install a CT scanner that simultaneously produces 64 cross-section images that can be viewed from any angle.
Introducing GE’s Lightspeed™ VCT with ASiR.™* The sophisticated medical technology that helps doctors make an accurate diagnosis that now offers your physician the opportunity to lower radiation dose up to 80 percent.
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*In clinical practice, the use of ASiR may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.