Computerized Axial Tomography (CT Scan)

What is a Computerized Axial Tomography (CT Scan)?

Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) scan use X-ray beams to take a look at cross-sections of the body providing 3D technology in less than a minute.  During a CT scan, the X-rays and detectors rotate around the body while the table slides through the tubular machine. Advanced computer programs compile this data and process it so that the portion of the body scanned forms images to be interpreted by the Radiologist.

Stephens County Hospital offers the low-dose Optima 660. CT scans are performed by Registered CT Technologists and the program is accredited by the American College of Radiology.