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CT Scan - CAT Scan Imaging - What is a CT Scan

Patient/Technologist by CT scannerCT scan of brain3D CT of chestCT of aorta

Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, also known as "CAT scanning" (Computed Axial Tomography), was developed in the early to mid 1970s and is now available at over 30,000 locations throughout the world. CT is fast, patient friendly and has the unique ability to image a combination of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels. CT is the workhorse imaging system in most busy radiology departments and diagnostic centers. Since its invention some 25 years ago, CT imaging has seen massive advances in technology and clinical performance. Today CT enables the diagnosis of a wider array of illness and injury than ever before. Follow the links below to learn more about uses and benefits of computed tomography imaging.

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A technologist sits with a child before a CT scan

The CT technologist chats with a young patient sitting on the CT table before the exam