Computerized Axial Tomography, better known as a CT scan or CAT scan, combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues inside your body. These images provide more detailed information than plain X-rays do.
A CAT scan has many uses, but it’s particularly well-suited to quickly examine people who may have internal injuries from car accidents or other types of trauma. This type of imaging can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body and is used to diagnose disease or injury as well as to plan medical, surgical, or radiation treatment.
The above information is for general education purposes only. Please ask your doctor specific questions during your visit.