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Computed Tomography

Computed tomography (CT) is a diagnostic imaging test used to create detailed images of internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. The cross-sectional images generated during a CT scan can be reformatted in multiple planes, and can even generate three-dimensional images which can be viewed on a computer monitor, printed on film or transferred to electronic media. CT scanning is often the best method for detecting many different cancers since the images allow your doctor to confirm the presence of a tumor and determine its size and location. CT is fast, painless, noninvasive and accurate. In emergency cases, it can reveal internal injuries and bleeding quickly enough to help save lives.

For the benefits and risks of a specific CT procedure, how to prepare, and more, select a topic below.

  • Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring
  • CT Colonography
  • Children’s (Pediatric) CT (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Enterography
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Abdomen and Pelvis
  • CT Perfusion of the Head
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Body
  • Dental Cone Beam CT
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Chest
  • Discography (Discogram)
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Head
  • Facet Joint Block
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Sinuses
  • Parathyroid 4DCT Scan
  • Computed Tomography (CT) – Spine
  • Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT)
  • Computer Tomography (CT) Safety During Pregnancy
  • Radiation Dose in X-Ray and CT Exams
  • Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA)
  • Urography
  • CT Angiography (CTA)

Toshiba 16 slice 

Toshiba Aquilion 16 CT Scanner

At the time of its launch, the Toshiba Aquilion 16 was the most advanced multislice CT scanner on the market. The faster gantry rotation of the Aquilion 16 reduces scan time and motion artifacts. However, accelerating rotation time increases image noise and streak artifacts in general.

The gantry rotation of just 0,5 seconds enables scanning of the entire body and reduces distortion of moving organs compared to the 8-slice. The Toshiba Aquilion 16 is a good CT scanner for general imaging and you can also use it for basic cardiac studies.