612 W. Duarte Rd., Suite 101
Arcadia, CA 91007
Live Operator: (626) 447-0035
Scheduling (626) 445-4850

Live Operator: (626) 447-0035

Scheduling (626) 445-4850

Live Operator: (626) 447-0035

Scheduling (626) 445-4850

CT Scan - Computed Tomography
CT Scan - Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography

CT technology captures multiple wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds and is often the preferred technology for diagnosing cancer, visualizing tissue and bone with great clarity, including organs such as the liver, spleen, pancreas and kidneys, and performing new types of exams, including Cardiac CT Angiography.

CT - Computed Tomography

Volume CT capabilities with our GE LightSpeed VCT scanner.

Arcadia Radiology Medical Group's Volume Computed Tomography (VCT) system, allows our Radiologists to obtain the information they need to diagnose disease and life threatening illnesses along with advanced applications in neurology and cardiology. The LightSpeed VCT system can capture images of a beating heart in just five heartbeats or a single organ in one second - which gives us the ability to help clinicians diagnosis aortic dissection, pulmonary embolism, coronary artery disease and more.

Our LightSpeed VCT scanner gives us greater flexibility to customize patient procedures and optimize every aspect of a patient's CT experience - which means greater comfort, shorter exam times and less radiation exposure.

What is CT

CT (Computed Tomography), also sometimes called a CAT scan, is a safe and painless exam that uses x-ray technology to obtain detailed, cross-sectional images of a patient's body. The images are captured by passing a small amount of x-ray through a patient's body in a spiral path. The images are then displayed on high resolution monitors that allow our Radiologists to view "sections" of the patient's anatomy.

Preparing for a CT

To prepare for a CT scan, patients should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing without any metal clips, ties or belts. Female patients should notify our office if they are or believe they may be pregnant. Depending on the type of exam oral and/or IV contrast may be used. For specific instructions on how to prepare for your exam, please contact us.

During & After a CT

For most CT examinations, you will lay face up on the CT table. The CT table will move in and out of the scanner during the exam, you just need to hold still. There may be times when the technologist will ask you to hold your breath for a few seconds. For some body parts, or to enhance some areas, a contrast media may need to be injected.

Before the injection, we will review your allergy history to ensure it is safe to give you contrast media. If you are diabetic or 60 years old and older, you will be required to have a blood test to check your kidney function before having a CT scan.

Once the CT study is complete, a patient can return to normal activity. Fluids are encouraged to help any contrast material that was used move through the body. One of Arcadia Radiology Medical Group's Radiologists will interpret the exam and report the findings to the patient's physician.