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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 distinctive ability to image a combination of soft tissue, bone, and blood vessels. Since its invention, CT imaging has seen massive advances in technology and clinical performance.
Computed tomography (CT) is a method of body imaging in which a thin x-ray beam rotates around the patient. Small detectors measure the amount of x-rays that make it through the patient or particular area of interest. Patients feel no discomfort from the x-rays during the CT scan. A computer analyzes the data to construct a cross-sectional image. These images can be stored and viewed on a computer monitor.
Computed Tomography is based on the x-ray principal: as x-rays pass through the body they are absorbed at differing levels creating a matrix or profile of x-ray beams of different strength. This x-ray profile is registered on film, thus creating an image.
CT Sinus: $425.00
CT Neck: $325.00
CT Orbits/Temporal bone: $275.00
*These are estimates of total charges. Contrast charges are an additional fee.
*If you are insured, the amount you pay out-of-pocket will be lower depending on your insurance plan's contracted rate and your specific benefit plan.
For ALL CT scans a Radiologist will bill separately for professional fees for the reading of the CT scan.
If you have any questions regarding these fees, please contact our AR department @ (937) 496-2620 ext. 771
Patti Hess, RT R/CT, is registered by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in radiography and computed tomography.
During the test, you will lie on a table that is attached to the CT scanner, which is a large doughnut-shaped machine. Your head will be positioned inside the scanner. The CT scanner sends X-rays through the head. Each rotation of the scanner provides a picture of a thin slice of the head and face. One part of the scanning machine can tilt to take pictures from different positions. All of the pictures are saved as a group on a computer. They also can be printed. Read more...
Simple, safe, and swift… Computed Tomography (or CT scanning) is a common radiologic test that has revolutionized the way doctors diagnose and evaluate diseases, examine abnormalities, and detect internal damage. CT scanning provides an unparalleled window to the inside of the body by combining X-rays and computers. Using a highly focused X-ray beam, CT scans create a set of wafer-thin, cross-sectional images of the body's internal organs, tissues, and structures—much like slices of bread. Accurate to within millimeters in resolution, these 2-dimensional X-ray images are displayed in 3D on a computer screen for in-depth clinical evaluations. Read more...
You will be asked not to eat or drink anything for a few hours beforehand, as contrast material will be used in your exam. You should inform your physician of all medications you are taking and if you have any allergies. If you have a known allergy to contrast material, or "dye," your doctor may prescribe medications (usually a steroid) to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction. These medications generally need to be taken 12 hours prior to administration of contrast material. To avoid unnecessary delays, contact your doctor before the exact time of your exam. Read more...