CT stands for Computed Tomography scans
Sometimes referred to as a “CAT Scan.” This type of scan allows the radiologist to view and report on very fine details within your body and is often used for examining areas such as the brain, abdomen or chest, especially for lung cancer screening.
Often combined with CT scans into one process, PET scans are painless, take about an hour to complete and can help identify disease earlier and with more accuracy than ultrasound, MRIs or CT scans alone. Brandywine Hospital uses PET/CT scans to get more complete information when scanning for diseases such as cancer, as the scan can show not only tumor location but size and shape, and can capture images of many organs in a single pass to identify if disease has spread.
Lose Dose Imaging
Low-dose CT scans are taken at a much faster rate and at a much higher resolution, resulting in a higher quality of images with more precision and accuracy. This technology helps correct imaging for patients with large metal implants, such as those used in hip and knee replacement surgery.