Computed Tomography (CT)
A Computed Tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) uses special X-ray equipment to create detailed images of a cross-section of the body — including bones, organs and soft tissues — from several different angles.
The outpatient procedure takes between 10 and 30 minutes and can help providers find cancer, detect a tumor’s shape and size, and determine if a treatment is working. Sometimes intravenous or oral contrast dye is used, depending on the part of the body being scanned.
City of Hope offers Low Dose Lung Cancer Screening (LDCT), which uses 90 percent less radiation than a conventional chest CT scan and is especially effective for diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage.
Our areas of focus include:
- CT of the Chest
- CT of the Abdomen
- CT of the Pelvis
- CT Virtual Colonoscopy