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CT (Computed Tomography)

What is a CT Scan?

Computed Tomography (CT) has become an important tool in medical imaging to supplement X-rays and medical ultrasonography. It has more recently been used for preventive medicine or screening for disease, for example CT colonography for patients with a high risk of colon cancer, or full-motion heart scans for patients with high risk of heart disease.

CT scanning, which stands for Computer Assisted Tomography, is a rapid, painless diagnostic examination that combines X-rays and computers to image the inside of the body at far more detail than standard X-rays.

The CT Scanner is shaped like a large donut and the inside rotates around taking images of the body. Each time the machine rotates it takes an image of one slice of the body.

Safer with Accurate Diagnosis

RRC is proud to offer the latest CT technology: a GE 128-slice scanner with low-dose radiation features.  With each gantry rotation, our CT scanner is able provide a high quality three-dimensional adaptation consisting of 128 images. An adaptive dose shield enables the system to adjust radiation exposure levels to serve patients of all ages. It blocks unnecessary doses of radiation before and after the scan.