A CT or CAT (computed tomography) scan combines X-ray and computer technology to show highly detailed, 3-D images of any part of the body, including bones, muscles, fat, organs and blood vessels. Scans can also be performed using a contrast solution (either swallowed or injected) to make tissues and vessels more visible. Bayfront Health Brooksville's CT scanner is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
Leading-edge CT technology
Our 64-slice scanner is the most advanced CT technology available — it can capture images of a beating heart in five heartbeats, an organ in one second, and perform a whole body scan in 10 seconds. This technology results in less radiation exposure for patients, and can be used to examine a wider range of conditions — everything from exams of the spine, lungs and colon, to advanced techniques such as angiography.
Advanced CT techniques
We provide a range of advanced CT-guided techniques that doctors use in both diagnosis and interventional radiology treatments, including:
- Biopsies and abscess drainages
- CT angiography/arteriography
- Image-guided pre-surgical planning