Body Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan, also known as a CAT scan, uses x-ray images enhanced by computer to create a three-dimensional view of a body part or internal organ. Originally developed to diagnose brain disorders, CT scans have become widely used to help physicians visualize tissues throughout the body, greatly reducing the need for exploratory surgery.

A CT scan takes cross-sectional images or “slices” using a narrow, low-dose X-ray beam to minimize radiation exposure. NuHealth’s Radiology Department at Nassau University Medical Center is equipped with two 16-slice CT scanners and, coming in Fall 2010, a brand-new, state-of-the-art 128-slice CT unit that will provide extraordinarily detailed images faster than ever before. Some of the typical uses of CT scans include:

  • Abdominal and thoracic scans
  • Soft-tissue scans
  • Virtual colonoscopies
  • Broken bones
  • Cancers
  • Blood clots
  • Signs of heart disease
  • Internal bleeding

To schedule a CT scan, call (516) 572-8854.