A computerized tomography (CT) Scan is a painless, non-invasive diagnostic tool that uses a specialized form of x-ray coupled with computer technology to produce cross-sectional images (slices) of soft tissue, organs, bone and blood vessels. The images are processed by a computer to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs. CT equipment provides fast and accurate imaging for evaluating injury or disease.
The Columbus Regional Health Computed Tomography (CT) department is comprised of 11 ARRT, American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, certified Radiologic Technologists, who perform all of the diagnostic CT procedures. The department also includes a full time, Board Certified Radiologist who supervises and interprets all CT procedures.
This department utilizes a state-of-the-art, high definition, 64 slice, CT machine which has reduced radiation dose without compromising image quality. The HD750 CT scanner also reduces scan times for many procedures. All three CT machines are American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited which attests to the highest quality imaging standards.
This team performs more than 26,000 procedures a year. Over half of those procedures are performed for the Emergency and Trauma Center at Midtown Medical Center.
To schedule an appointment at Midtown Medical Center or Northside Medical Center for a CT scan, the patient's physician should call the Patient Intake Center at (706) 571-1065 and specify the location.