CT Scan or CAT Scan – Computed Tomography in Florida

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Computed tomography, additionally called a CT, or CAT scan is a modern medical imaging procedure during which an x-ray transmitter revolves around the body. A CAT scan can picture the inner portion of the organs and split overlapping forms exactly, manufacturing cross-sectional pictures of all segments of the body. A CAT or CT scan is a very helpful diagnostic tool that helps diagnose several separate complaints or disorders. It may be utilized to find anomalies inside your body or help during surgery. If you have gastrointestinal concerns and may be in need of a CT scan in Florida, our team can help. Please call Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified GI providers.

A few of the primary reasons a CT or CAT scan is taken include:

  • To support operations, radiation therapy, and biopsies
  • To oversee illness and ailments including cardiovascular disease, cancer, liver masses, and lung nodules
  • To identify internal hemorrhaging or internal injuries
  • To locate an infection, a growth, or a thrombus
  • To locate bone and muscle disorders like bone breaks and growths

To learn additional information about CT scans to help handle or identify your GI tract disease, get in touch with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida.

A radiologist, endorsed by the American Board of Radiology, oversees the CT scan. The radiologist will be assisted by a radiology technician and perhaps a radiology nurse. You could be asked to fast for a set number of hours prior to your CT or CAT scan with our Florida team. A contrast substance, at times referred to as “dye,” could be given to highlight blood vessels or strengthen organ depictions. If a contrast agent is employed, it will be administered into a vein, generally in your arm. Some or all of the solution could be administered via a syringe, or all of it could run gradually into your vascular system from an intravenous (IV) bottle. A record of contrast (e.g. iodine) reaction should be described to our staff before the CT or CAT scan.

You will be asked to lie on a platform that shifts into a hollow ring in the middle of the CT scanning machine. X-rays pass through the area of importance in your body and are perceived by an assortment of mechanical sensors. You will be provided with respiration directions, and then the bed will run slowly through the CT or CAT scanner. The total scan will be finished within moments. You will experience absolutely no pain. Information from these sensors is then computer-processed and displayed as an image on a video screen. Film reproductions of these pictures might be produced for subsequent examination. To schedule your CT scan, request an appointment with our GI providers at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida.

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A CT scan is a highly useful tool for helping to identify and treat assorted diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. CT scans are minimally invasive and virtually painless. In the event you require a CT scan or any other imagery test to help control or recognize your GI illness, you can have faith in the professionals at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to offer innovative care. If you have questions regarding your CT scan in Florida or any other concerns, please talk to a GI provider in one of our locations.

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