Multi-Slice & Low Dose 64-Slice CT
What is a CT?
CT (Computed Tomography), sometimes referred to as a CAT scan imaging, uses specialized equipment to obtain image data in a 360-degree arc around the body, and then uses advanced computer processing to show thin cross-sectional images of the body tissue.
CT imaging is particularly useful for investigating lung, bone, soft tissue, and blood vessels. With this technology radiologists can more easily diagnose problems such as cancers, vascular disorders, infectious disease, trauma, and musculoskeletal disorders. 64-slice and multi-slice CT are effective and patient-friendly exams with shorter scan times.
Exams we offer include:
- Virtual Colonoscopy
- Cardiac CTA
- Cardiac Calcium Scoring
- Image Guided Sinus scans
- Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening
What is low dose CT technology?
Southtowns Radiology is proud to offer Phillips iDose technology on its 64-slice scanner for a reduction in radiation levels of up to 50%.
Radiation levels in CT scanning have been an increasing concern for physicians and patients in recent years. Exposure to radiation is an important concern for younger patients, women of childbearing age and patients whose diagnosis requires additional follow up scans.
This new iDose technology adds greater peace of mind for patients while actually improving image quality through O-MAR artifact prevention and increased spatial resolution. O-MAR technology reduces the artifact seen on images that results from orthopedic or metal implants in the body.
What is a virtual colonoscopy?
CT virtual colonoscopy is an effective tool for doctors to diagnose disease, often in the case of an incomplete colonoscopy. The prep for a virtual colonoscopy exam is the same as for a traditional colonoscopy. The exam uses x-ray and computer technology to create images of the rectum and the entire colon. The procedure it performed in the comfort of the Orchard Park office with a radiologist and does not require anesthesia.
How to prepare for your CT?
CAT scan imaging requires little preparation for the patient. Depending on your exam, you may need to drink an oral contrast prior to your scan. These drinks are provided by the imaging facility with instructions on how to use them and you may have the option of picking them up and drinking them prior to coming for your appointment. Dress comfortably and avoid clothing with metal zippers or snaps so you may not need to change into a gown for your exam.
Whether you need a multi-slice CT, a low does CT, a lung screening, or other diagnostic imaging, we can help. Contact our medical professionals at one of our office locations below.
Available at the following locations:
- Hamburg (multi-slice) 3040 Amsdell Road, Hamburg, NY 14075 • Phone: 716-649-9000 Directions
- Orchard Park (64-slice) 3050 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 • Phone: 716-558-5400 Directions