CT images are used to detect, diagnose and monitor problems in many different parts of the body:
Abdomen and Pelvis
Used to help diagnose the cause of abdominal pain and diseases of the bowel and colon
Used to examine blood vessels in key areas of the body. An angiography may be used to help find potential blockages early, determine extent of damage from blockage or guide procedures. Perfusion
One of the best tools for studying the chest. It may be used to help detect lung cancer or tumors and monitor the progression of disease or effectiveness of treatment.
Provides detailed information on head injuries, stroke, brain tumors and other brain diseases.
Heart CT for Calcium Scoring
May show potential blockages in the arteries. It may be used to detect coronary artery disease (CAD) at an early stage when there are no symptoms and to determine its severity.
Used to evaluate sinuses, detect inflammatory disease and diagnose sinusitis
The bony structure of the spinal vertebrae is clearly and accurately shown by CT scanning, as are the intervertebral disks and, to some degree, the spinal cord. CT is used to evaluate the spine to diagnose spinal pain, detect and evaluate damage, and monitor effectiveness of treatments and surgery.
CT Colonography CT
Used to view the inside of the large intestine to screen for polyps. The goal is to find them early before they develop into cancer.