Computed tomography (CT) uses X-rays to take pictures of various sections of the body and deliver high-resolution, 3D imaging of the brain, lungs, heart, blood vessels and other key organs or areas.
64-slice CT technology offers improved speed and image quality compared to conventional CT scanners, with four times the number of detectors. The scans can help find abnormalities which can indicate disease, determine how far the disease has spread, and show the effects of treatment and how the body responds to it.
CT scanning generally takes 30 minutes or less and requires patients to lie very still. Often times, a contrast agent is used to help visualize organs and tissues in the images. Contrast is generally given through an IV or taken by mouth.