At Mansfield Medical Imaging, we recognize how expensive testing for injury or disease can be. As an independent provider of medical imaging that is owned by a radiologist with over 15 years of experience, we vow to put compassionate care within reach of every patient. Whether it's Ct scan of the Head, CT C-Spine, CT Chest, CT Abdomen and Pelvis, CT Thoracic Spine, CT Lumbar Spine, CTA of the Chest, CTA of the Abdomen and Pelvis patients can rest assured they get the best in care for a fraction of the price they would pay at the hospital or another imaging center.
CT scans are used to closely examine every part of the body. They can help doctors perform a variety of tasks:
- Internal bleeding or internal injury detection
- Monitoring and detecting diseases such as cancer
- Guiding procedures like surgery, biopsy and radiation therapy
- Diagnosing bone, spine, and muscle disorders
- Finding the location of an infection, a blood clot or a tumor
- Most commonly used for abdominal pain to evaluate for appendicitis and diverticulitis
Scans can be performed on the chest, abdomen and pelvis to evaluate blood vessels, lungs, heart, mediastinum, spine, liver, spleen, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, small and large intestine, appendix, ovaries, and the uterus. CT Scan also helps in diagnosis of disorders involving head, orbits, sinuses, and facial bones. CT Scan is the gold standard diagnostic test used to evaluate for intracranial hemorrhage and spinal fractures. CT Scan is the procedure of choice to evaluate for degenerative disc disease in patients that have a contraindication for an MRI.
Computerized tomography (CT) is also known at times as Computer Assisted Tomography (CAT) and is a type of X-ray technique. Cross-sectional images of the body and head are created with a special scanner, sliced into pieces like a slice of bread. Technology allows us to separate structures that overlap and image the inside of an organ precisely. CT scans are much more detailed than normal X-rays, as the machine can image the structure one piece at a time. Soft tissue like the brain and dense tissue like bone can all be viewed and imaged with a CT scan.
As the patient, the effort you are required to put into the CT scan is minimal. You may be required to drink a mixture that helps the radiologist separate the intestines and the stomach. In most cases, the patient simply lies on the table as the table is moved to most accurately view the part of the body that is being scanned. The table moves your body during the CT scan, but all you must do is remain still and relax throughout the process.
When it comes to Imaging tests, you should look no further than Mansfield Medical Imaging. Our technologists are all certified and trained in their specific areas, and we use state-of-the-art technology to help identify and diagnose problems that aren't visible from the outside of your body. Most appointments can be made the same day or for the next day, and we guarantee accurate, timely readings of all tests. We are flexible when it comes to payment options and will accept cash, insurance filings, or Care Credit to help you pay for necessary testing.
If you need a CT Scan or any other type of Imaging test, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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