Cat Scan

About Our CT Scans

Cat Scans at Southwest DiagnosticWe can now perform cat scan procedures in less time without compromising diagnostic accuracy or patient comfort with a high speed spiral scanner. This new equipment helps us to enhance patient care and expand clinical applications.

In the mid-1970s, Computed Tomography, also known as CT or CAT scans, revolutionized x-ray diagnosis by allowing physicians to view wafer-thin cross-sections of internal anatomy, all without the need for surgery. CT accomplishes this by bringing together the imaging capabilities of the x-ray with the highly sophisticated processing power of computers. CT is used for a broad spectrum of imaging needs, for example, brain, spine, neck, chest, sinuses, abdomen, and joints. CT also is used to evaluate the extent of trauma injuries.