CT Scan

The latest CT scan technology, close to home.

Computerized tomography, or CT scan, is an advanced X-ray that provides detailed images of your bones and organs. While a traditional X-ray uses a non-moving machine to focus on a specific part of your body, a CT scan machine moves around your body to provide an in-depth view.

What a CT Scan Is Used to Diagnose

A CT scan helps diagnose a variety of conditions, including: 

  • Bone damage
  • Internal organ injury
  • Vein or blood flow problems
  • Stroke
  • Cancer

CT scans also help your care team adjust your care plan as needed through: 

  • Monitoring a known condition and how well treatment is working
  • Insight on what further tests or treatments you may need

For example, a CT scan can clarify the location, size, and shape of a tumor before and during cancer treatment.

Specialty CT Scans

For Your Safety

It's possible you may be given a contrast solution for this exam. This helps make your images as clear as possible. If a contrast solution is needed, it's possible you may:

  • Be given the solution through an injection or intravenous line (IV)
  • Need to adjust your eating and drinking habits before the exam
  • Have some mild side effects

When contrast is needed, it's possible the scan could have more risk for certain people. Make sure your care team knows:

  • If you have any allergies at all, especially to iodine or contrast solution
  • Your long-term and recent medical history
  • Any medications or supplements you take

Allergic reactions are extremely rare. If you do have a reaction, our expert providers are trained to provide the help you need.

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Your Well-Being Is Our Priority.

If you have any anxiety about your imaging procedure, reach out to your care team. Novant Health's experienced providers are ready to listen and help put you at ease.

Find Imaging Centers Near You.

The care team referring you for imaging may help you set up your appointment at a particular location. You can also choose to schedule your imaging appointment at the imaging center most convenient to you. Visit individual imaging center websites to learn which specific types of imaging are offered at or to schedule at that location.

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If you're a referring physician or healthcare professional, we can help you find the right specialist, programs and services for your patient.