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What is CAT or CT Scan?
A computerized axial tomography scan or CT 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.. 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. A large donut-shaped x-ray machine takes x-ray images at many different angles around the body. Those images are than compiled and sent to a radiologist for interpretation.
CT scans are performed to analyze the internal structures of various parts of the body including but not limited to:
Occasionally, Oral and/or intravenous contrast medium is administered to enhance the images of your exam. Bayonne Medical Center exclusively uses non-ionic intravenous contrast media to assure the greatest comfort and safety for each and every patient.
What to expect during your examination?
Patients are placed on a table that moves into the center of a large donut-shaped machine which takes the x-ray images around the body. The actual procedure can take from a half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the procedure the patient is having. The technologist will be viewing the procedure thru a glass window and can communicate with the patient thru an intercom.
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