Computed Tomography (CT) is a noninvasive, painless medical test that uses a rotating X-ray tube and detectors to generate cross sectional images or ‘slices’ of the patient. The data from the scan can be displayed to show bones, soft tissues or organs, or blood vessels. Radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. The most common exams include brain, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis studies.
General Radiology A Radiologist is a physician who specializes in obtaining and interpreting medical images. Images are obtained using x-rays, MRIs, radiocative substances (nuclear medicine) or ultrasound.