Littleton Regional Healthcare

64 - Slice CT Scan

To keep up with the ever changing healthcare needs of the community, LRH continues to add some of the most advanced technology.

64-Slice CT ScannerLittleton Regional Healthcare is proud to offer the most innovative CT scanning technology available today with their new LightSpeed® VCT - Volume Computed Tomography - 64-Slice CT Scanner.

CT scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a non-invasive painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed. CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams. Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists and physicians can easily diagnose problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancers, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

The CT scanner is a large machine with a hole in the center. You will lie on a table, which slides into and out of the hole. The x-ray tube and electronic x-ray detectors rotate around you. They are opposite each other in a ring, called a gantry. The computer workstation that processes the imaging information is located in a separate room.

CT scanner

Patient Benefits

Physician Benefits

Featured Procedures of the 64-Slice CT Scan

5-Beat Cardiac - the ability to provide a view of the heart and coronary arteries in just 5 heartbeats.

Triple Rule Out - The ability to help clinicians rule out three of the most life-threatening critical conditions associated with chest pain in one single scan.

Stroke Work Up - Once a stroke occurs, it is commonly believed that treatment must be delivered within an hour or less to ensure the best outcome for the patient. This 64-slice CT scan enables physicians to make a quick diagnosis and determine the best course of treatment while reducing the number of exams a patient may need to undergo.

Additional Common Procedures of the 64-Slice CT Scan

Cardiac and coronary vessel analysis
Trauma/emergency room/chest pain management
Stroke workup
Oncology and cancer care
Spinal injuries
Abdominal injuries
Pediatric injuries
Kidney exams
Liver exams
Lung exams

What does Computer Tomography mean?

View this video at: www.radiologyinfo.org

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