CAT Scan at Southern Regional
State-of-the-art Technology in a Caring Environment
Southern Regional has a full-service CAT Scan department that offers interventional
procedures and routine exams.
CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scans are also known as CT (computed
tomography) scans. These highly-specialized imaging tools consist of a
computer combined with an X-ray to create cross-sectional images of bones,
soft tissues and organs. The scan allows doctors to see the inner structure
of your organs and provides a very detailed look inside your body.
CAT scans or CT scans may be used to diagnose muscle and bone disorders,
check for heart disease, determine the location of a tumor, detect internal
injuries or bleeding and perform many other important procedures. They
are also used for calcium scoring, a procedure that checks for build-up
of calcium inside coronary arteries. Calcium scoring can detect heart
disease in the early stages.
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The department has three scanners, one of which is a 64-slice scanner.
The 64-slice scanner, which offers very precise, 3D images, such as the
heart seen on the right, is especially effective at detecting blockages
in coronary arteries.
We perform about 18,000 procedures annually. The department schedules outpatient
appointments seven days a week for added convenience.
For more information, please call us at (770) 991-8184.