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CT Scan Services

Premier Medical Associates Offers CT Scan Services to Central Florida

What are CT Scans?

A computerized tomography (CT) scan combines a series of X-Ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside your body. CT scan services provide more-detailed information than plain X-Rays do.

A CT scan has many uses, but it’s 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.

Who is an Ideal Patient for CT Scans?

Doctors order CT scans for a long list of reasons:

  • CT scans can detect bone and joint problems, like complex bone fractures and tumors.
  • If you have a condition like cancer, heart disease, emphysema, or liver masses, CT scans can spot it or help doctors see any changes.
  • They show internal injuries and bleeding, such as those caused by a car accident.
  • They can help locate a tumor, blood clot, excess fluid, or infection.
  • Doctors use them to guide treatment plans and procedures, such as biopsies, surgeries, and radiation therapy.
  • Doctors can compare CT scans to find out if certain treatments are working. For example, scans of a tumor over time can show whether it’s responding to chemotherapy or radiation.

What is the Benefit of CT Scans?

  • CT scanning is painless, noninvasive, and accurate.
  • A major advantage of a CT Scan is its ability to image bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels all at the same time.
  • Unlike conventional X-Rays, CT scanning provides very detailed images of many types of tissue as well as the lungs, bones, and blood vessels.

  • CT Scans are fast and simple. In emergency cases, they can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives.
  • CT has been shown to be a cost-effective imaging tool for a wide range of clinical problems.

  • CT Scans are less sensitive to patient movement than an MRI.