CT Scan

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Computerized Tomography scanning, also known as a CT or CAT Scan, is a method of X-ray imaging used for examining the head, spine, gastrointestinal tract and vascular system. It can be used to screen for cancer and heart disease, musculoskeletal disorders, signs of infectious disease, and for guidance of interventional procedures such as biopsies. CT scans produce high-resolution, three-dimensional digital images of soft tissues, bones and blood vessels in a single image. The Imaging Department at West Chester Hospital has two Toshiba Aquillion 64-slice CT units, which allow physicians to capture precise images of any area of the body, including the rapidly moving heart and lungs, which frequently appear blurry when scanned by a traditional CT scanner.