Computed Tomography (CT) is a non-invasive medical test to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The new
state-of-the-art CT suite at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) uses technology that offers up to 50 per cent less radiation.
CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers, and has the unique ability to produce images of soft tissue, bones, organs and blood vessels in the head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. As a result, CT scans are more precise and reveal more information than an x-ray.
The exam is performed by an x-ray technologist, who has had special training in CT scanning, and the images are analyzed and reported on by a radiologist.