CT scanning is a pain-free, non-invasive medical imaging test that enables your radiologist and referring physician to diagnose and treat internal medical issues.
Multidetector CT (also known as spiral or helical CT) uses special x-ray equipment to take multiple cross sectional image “slices” of the inside of your body.
Your CT examination may require an injection of iodinated contrast. Our physicians and nurses may contact you before your exam to discuss the contrast injection and any special instructions.
CT scanning does require radiation. For this reason, when possible, Northeast Radiology provides patients with radiation shielding to carefully expose only those areas required for accuracy of diagnosis. Our CT protocols are constantly evaluated to reduce radiation exposure. We are proud participants of the Image Gently™ Alliance. Children are more sensitive than adults to radiation and Northeast Radiology has taken steps to minimize radiation dose for pediatric patients. The Image Gently™ Alliance was formed to raise awareness about methods to reduce radiation dose during pediatric medical imaging.
A complimentary CD of your CT Scan study is available to you after the examination is completed. Often your referring doctor will ask you to bring it to them. It is wise to keep this CD as part of your personal medical history file.
For a more detailed description of the benefits of a CT Scan, as well as safety information, please click on this link below:
Northeast Radiology Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
Northeast Radiology Computed Tomography Accreditation
The American College of Radiology (ACR®) offers a CT Accreditation Program. This program involves the acquisition of clinical and phantom images, dose measurements, and the submission of scanning protocols. Accreditation is not permanent and a CT facility must resubmit testing regularly.
All of Northeast Radiology’s CT programs are ACR® accredited.
Northeast Radiology has received an additional designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology. This means that Northeast Radiology has taken extra steps to demonstrate that we provide safe and effective care.
Northeast Radiology is a member of both the American College of Radiology (ACR®) and the Radiology Society of North America (RSNA®). These two premier organizations have jointly developed Radiologyinfo.org as the radiology information resource for patients. Click the links below for CT exam-specific information.
Radiologyinfo.org provides a wealth of useful information. It tells you how various CT Scan procedures are performed. It also addresses what you may experience and how to prepare for the exams. This website describes over 11 CT Scan procedures and is updated frequently with new information. Those CT Scan procedures discussed include:
All material on the RadiologyInfo.org website is reviewed and approved by experts in the field of radiology from the ACR® and RSNA®, as well as other professional radiology organizations.