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CT Scans and Medical Imaging in Ocala

The CT scan Computerized (or computed) tomography, often formerly referred to as computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan, is an X-ray procedure that combines many X-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. Computerized tomography is more commonly known by its abbreviated names, CT scan or CAT scan. A CT scan is used to define normal and abnormal structures in the body and/or assist in procedures by helping to accurately guide the placement of instruments or treatments.

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 and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images, or slices, of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body.

A CT scan has many uses, but is particularly well-suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. A CT scan can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical or radiation treatment.

CT has revolutionized medicine because it allows doctors to see diseases that, in the past, could often only be found at surgery or at autopsy. CT is noninvasive, safe, and well-tolerated. It provides a highly detailed look at many different parts of the body.

CT scans provide an in-depth look at the anatomy of the body. During a CT scan, the X-Ray source moves in a round, spiraling motion while taking images at the same time. With our 64 Slice CT, one rotation of the X-Ray source provides 64 images. This decreases both table time for the patient as well as their X-Ray exposure. CT scans are safe, noninvasive and are well-tolerated by patients.

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