CT (Computed Tomography)

Huggins Hospital's Medical Imaging Department offers patients low-dose CT scans

CT (Computed Tomography) scans are widely considered to be the "gold standard" – the test physicians rely heavily upon when diagnosing trauma and medical conditions. That’s why Huggins Hospital has a high-quality, low-dose 64-slice CT scanner that can produce high-speed, high-resolution images, in 3D if needed.

A low-dose CT scan is a special kind of X-ray that takes multiple pictures as you lie on a table that slides in and out of the machine. A computer then combines these images into a detailed picture of your lungs. A study on early detection of lung cancer found that the low-dose cancer screening test can reduce mortality for those at high risk. If you're a current or former smoker over the age of 55, you could be at risk.

A CT scan is fast and accurate — but equally important is the kind of health care that puts the patient and family first. We know a challenging diagnosis, trauma, or illness is stressful and even frightening, which is why the technologists in Huggins’ Medical Imaging Department are not only skilled and experienced, they’re also friendly, compassionate, and dedicated to being there for you and your family.

If you have any questions about the Medical Imaging Department’s CT scan, please call us at 603.569.7529.