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University Hospital & Medical Center

Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT scan)

While CT Scans may be performed on any area of the body, the most common scans include the head, abdomen, chest and sinuses. Most CT Scans require some patient preparation, so be sure to ask you Physician about this when your exam is scheduled.

State of the art CT Imaging can only be performed with high speed helical CAT Scanners of which University Hospital and Medical Center presently has two. Utilizing these powerful machines, examinations can be tailored specifically to address each patient's individual needs. This allows quicker more accurate diagnosis obtained in a less costly, less invasive fashion.

Some of the other benefits of faster scanning include:

  • Faster scan times for trauma, ICU, pediatric, geriatric and claustrophobic patients
  • Decreased sedation for pediatric exams
  • Reduced backlog
  • Ability to accept add-on exams easier.