CAT SCANS IN PORTLAND
CT (computed tomography), sometimes called ‘CAT’ scan, uses special x-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body and then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs.
The CT scan is rapidly becoming the gold standard for assessing pain and other symptoms inside the body. Because the scanner can give pictures of organs, bone and surrounding tissues in great detail, diagnosing that nagging pain has become much easier.
Most scans take only minutes, are painless and require the patient just lie still on the exam table. We know you are busy! With same day appointments available, our goal is to provide patients with rapid and reliable diagnosis in a timely fashion.
The SOMATOM Sensation 64 CT scanner
Our SOMATOM Sensation 64 CT scanner is the world’s fastest and most advanced 64-slice CT system. At 0.33 seconds per rotation (spinning 30 miles per hour) the Sensation provides increased image resolution without increasing radiation dosage beyond the traditional 16-slice technology. Sub-millimeter imaging is now routine (0.4mm) and provide more valuable diagnostic data than ever before.
The 64 slice CT scanner utilized at Siker Medical Imaging can image most organs in less than 10 seconds, providing unprecedented image quality of the smallest intracranial, pulmonary, mesenteric, and peripheral vessels.
The shorter scanning times and increased resolution improve the ability of physicians to diagnose and treat disease states earlier and more accurately while significantly increasing patient comfort.
The SOMATOM Sensation delivers unmatched image quality and faster acquisition time for cardiac examinations, virtually freezing the heart’s motion (CTA of the Chest Coronary Arteries). The increased speed facilitates data acquisition for patients who have higher heart rates or those who have difficulty holding their breath, such as elderly or pediatric patients.