OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

High-Definition 64-Slice CT

CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. CT scanning combines special X-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body.

64 Slice CT Scanner CT scans of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity and reveal more details than regular X-ray exams.

Using specialized equipment and expertise to create and interpret CT scans of the body, radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis and musculoskeletal disorders.

Physicians Often Use CT Examination To

  • Quickly identify injuries to the lungs, heart and vessels, liver, spleen, kidneys, bowel or other internal organs in emergencies
  • Guide biopsies and other procedures such as abscess drainages and minimally invasive tumor treatments.
  • Plan for and assess the results of surgery, such as organ transplants or gastric bypass.
  • Stage, plan and properly administer radiation treatments for tumors as well as monitor response to chemotherapy.
  • Measure bone mineral density for the detection of osteoporosis.