Computerized Tomography (CT)

A CT scan, CAT scan or Computerized Axial Tomography Scan are all the same thing.

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Computerized (or computed) Tomography, abbreviated as CT, and often formerly referred to as computerized axial tomography (CAT) scans, are all X-ray procedures that combine 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.

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What are CT scans?
Why would someone need or get a CT scan?
What are the different types of CT scans?
What is getting a CT scan like?
What are the costs of a CT scan?
What are the risks of a CT scan?
Are CT and CAT scans different?
How are X-rays & MRIs different than CT scans?

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Getting an CT:

Find out what the experience is like and what you should expect.

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After the CT

Quick History of CTs:

From Radon's very first fundemental discovery in 1917, to the most recent advancements in the field, see the timeline of how it all happened. Our timeline and historic photos present a quick overview.

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MRI or CT: Which is better?

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