Rumford Hospital Offers Multi-slice CT Scans
Computed tomography (CT) scans are diagnostic tools that give doctors a clear â€śinternalâ€ť view. Multi-detector (multi-slice) CT Scanning is a detailed type of imaging created after an X-ray tube and detectors located inside the scanner (known as a gantry) rotates around the patient. The patientâ€™s bed also moves in and out of the scanner. As a result, many cross-sectional images can be taken.
Some CT procedures require the use of an oral and/or intravenous contrast media (often referred to as a â€śdyeâ€ť, but it is actually colorless).
Rumford Hospitalâ€™s Medical Imaging Department performs many types of CT procedures.
- CT head / brain
- CT sinuses
- CT orbits
- CT facial bones
- CT inner ears/petrous ridge
- CT neck for soft tissue
- CT abdomen
- CT pelvis
- CT spine â€“ cervical thoracic, lumbar
- CT extremities
- CTA (Computed tomography angiography) pulmonary studies
For information about CT scans or to contact Medical Imaging, call 207-369-1131.