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CT Scans

Imaging Tech with Patient

CT scanning–sometimes called "CAT" scanning–is a non-invasive, painless medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

CT imaging uses special x-ray equipment to produce multiple images or pictures of the inside of the body and a computer to join them together in cross-sectional views of the area being studied. The images can then be examined on a computer monitor or printed.


CT scans of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels provide greater clarity than conventional x-ray exams.


VCT 64 Slice CT Scanner

  • Captures images of the heart and coronary arteries in 5 seconds
  • Capable of producing over 150 images per second
  • Faster than conventional multi-slice scanners
  • Whole body trauma scans in 10 seconds
  • Faster scanning reduces motion and improves overall detail

Accreditation

Mercy has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

CT accreditation

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