CT Scans: How are they performed? What are their advantages?
A Computed Tomography (or CT scan) combines specialised x-ray equipment with powerful computers to produce high resolution, cross-sectional images of your body. These high-quality images then assist doctors in determining an accurate diagnosis.
Up to 2000 images are produced per scanand these are compiled to construct 3D images for medical reports. Here at Envision Medical Imaging, we produce some of the highest quality CT scans in Perth thanks to our new state-of-the-art Siemens CT Somatom Force scanner. We’re the only private practice in Perth to employ this technology, producing scan images in less than a second to ensure better-quality images than other scanning machines.
Envision’s Somatom Force CT scanner also allows for a radiation dose reduction of up to 50% less than today’s leading CT systems. In combination with its outstanding spatial resolution, unprecedented soft-tissue contrast and unmatched speed, this can help improve the early detection of small tumours, e.g. in the lung
CT scans are pain-free, with the entire process lasting about 15 minutes and the scan itself taking less than 60 seconds.
Here are some of the many benefits of CT scans here at Envision Medical Imaging:
The procedure is swift
The whole procedure is fast, safe and pain free for patients. Patients are scanned efficiently and the referring doctor is able to access results almost immediately.
Highly detailed images
Our CT scans produce high-resolution and highly detailed images, detecting abnormalities which may not appear in other scans. This is crucial when determining whether a patient requires surgery, and reduces the need for exploratory surgery, not to mention playing an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of certain cancers.
The highly-detailed images mean precise and accurate results, ensuring you receive the best possible treatment plan for your diagnosis, particularly in the treatment of tumours and cancers.
To summarise, our premium CT scans combine rapid image capture, the ability to accurately scan targeted parts of the body, and provide a clear and precise diagnosis. This service is done by highly trained radiographers and radiologists, providing personalised patient care