A CT Scan – also known as a CAT scan – is a minimally-invasive medical test that allows our surgeons to properly diagnose and determine the appropriate treatment for specific medical conditions. CTVS offers the convenience of a CT scanner by which patients will receive results at the time of their appointment. All tests are performed by a CT Technologist with specialized training in CT studies and technology. Studies are interpreted by a CTVS surgeon, with verification by a radiologist.
CT exams are generally painless and are performed on the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities. Unlike conventional X-Rays, CTVS’ 16-slice CT scanner provides very detailed imaging of the lungs, abdominal organs and major blood vessels of the body. Patients can expect testing to take approximately 20-30 minutes.