Computed tomography (CT) scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive, painless x-ray procedure that obtains cross-sectional images of body parts that cannot be seen on a standard x-ray.
Overlook Imaging offers a variety of CT scanning capabilities. At Overlook Medical Center’s Radiology Department, we have the 320-slice Aquilion One – the most advanced CT machine available. This device is more comfortable for patients and capable of producing high-quality images faster while using as much as 40 percent less radiation than traditional CT technology.
Preparing for a CT Scan at Overlook Imaging
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing; you may be given a gown to wear during the procedure
- Leave metal objects, including jewelry, eyeglasses, dentures and hairpins, at home or remove them prior to your exam; you may also be asked to remove hearing aids
- Do not to eat or drink for several hours before the exam, especially if a contrast material will be used
- Women should inform their physician and the CT technologist if there is any possibility that they are pregnant or are breastfeeding
CT Scan Results
Overlook Imaging’s radiologists are experts in supervising and interpreting radiology examinations. They will analyze your CT images and send a signed report to your primary care physician or the physician who referred you for the exam. He or she will discuss the results with you.
Locations and Appointments
320-slice CT is available at Overlook Medical Center’s Radiology Department and 64-slice CT is available at Overlook Imaging – Union. Traditional CT services are also offered at 1 Springfield Avenue in Summit.
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