A Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of a rotating x-ray scanner and sophisticated computers to produce a series of two-dimensional and three-dimensional images, allowing our experienced doctors to look at organs, bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside of your body.
At Rochester Regional Health, our Radiology team uses state-of-the-art CT scanners and software to capture incredible detail in milliseconds, while using less radiation than other typical scanners.
Specialized CT Scans at Rochester Regional Health
Specialized CT scans performed at Rochester Regional Health include, but are not limited to:
- CT Virtual Colonoscopy – An alternative to a conventional colonoscopy, a CT virtual colonoscopy uses a CT scan to create detailed images of the tissues inside the colon. It does not require sedation, injections or the insertion of a camera into the colon, and the procedure takes less time than a traditional colonoscopy
- CT Angiography – A medical test that combines a CT scan with an injection of a special dye (contrast) to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues in your body. The contrast highlights blood vessels making them easier for our doctors to study. CT angiography is often used to study blood vessels in the brain, abdomen, kidneys and lungs.
- CT Enterography – A test which uses a CT scanner and contrast material to view the inside of the small intestine. CT enterography is useful in the evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, gastrointestinal bleeding and some gastrointestinal tumors.
- Stroke CT Imaging and Treatment – Our RGH Radiology team was recently certified by the American Heart Association and was the first in New York State to receive thrombectomy certification.
Schedule a CT Scan
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at 585.922.XRAY (9729) or any one of our convenient locations providing CT scans in Rochester and Western NY.